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A free-choice premium in the basal ganglia

Author(s): Niv, Yael; Langdon, Angela; Radulescu, Angela

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Abstract: Apparently, the act of free choice confers value: when selecting between an item that you had previously chosen and an identical item that you had been forced to take, the former is often preferred. What could be the neural underpinnings of this free-choice bias in decision making? An elegant study recently published in Neuron suggests that enhanced reward learning in the basal ganglia may be the culprit.
Publication Date: Jan-2015
Citation: Niv, Yael, Langdon, Angela, Radulescu, Angela. (2015). A free-choice premium in the basal ganglia. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 19 (1), 4 - 5. doi:10.1016/j.tics.2014.09.005
DOI: doi:10.1016/j.tics.2014.09.005
ISSN: 1364-6613
Pages: 4 - 5
Type of Material: Journal Article
Journal/Proceeding Title: Trends in Cognitive Sciences
Version: Final published version. This is an open access article.

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