Dopamine and Effort-Based Decision Making

@inproceedings{Kurniawan2011DopamineAE,
  title={Dopamine and Effort-Based Decision Making},
  author={Irma Triasih Kurniawan and Marc Guitart-Masip and Raymond J. Dolan},
  booktitle={Front. Neurosci.},
  year={2011}
}
Motivational theories of choice focus on the influence of goal values and strength of reinforcement to explain behavior. By contrast relatively little is known concerning how the cost of an action, such as effort expended, contributes to a decision to act. Effort-based decision making addresses how we make an action choice based on an integration of action and goal values. Here we review behavioral and neurobiological data regarding the representation of effort as action cost, and how this… CONTINUE READING
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