Biases in the Explore–Exploit Tradeoff in Addictions: The Role of Avoidance of Uncertainty

We focus on exploratory decisions across disorders of compulsivity, a potential dimensional construct for the classification of mental disorders. Behaviors associated with the pathological use of alcohol or food, in alcohol use disorders (AUD) or binge-eating disorder (BED), suggest a disturbance in explore–exploit decision-making, whereby strategic… CONTINUE READING