Beyond "incentive hope"

Information sampling and learning under reward uncertainty

Maya Zhe Wang, Ben Y Hayden

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Abstract

Information seeking, especially when motivated by strategic learning and intrinsic curiosity, could render the new mechanism incentive hope proposed by Anselme & Güntürkün sufficient, but not necessary to explain how reward uncertainty promotes reward seeking and consumption. Naturalistic and foraging-like tasks can help parse motivational processes that bridge learning and foraging behaviors and identify their neural underpinnings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere56
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Volume42
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019

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Beyond "incentive hope" : Information sampling and learning under reward uncertainty. / Wang, Maya Zhe; Hayden, Ben Y.

In: Behavioral and Brain Sciences, Vol. 42, e56, 01.01.2019.

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