Experiential reward learning outweighs instruction prior to adulthood

@article{Decker2015ExperientialRL,
  title={Experiential reward learning outweighs instruction prior to adulthood},
  author={Johannes Hugo Decker and Frederico Ramiro Santos Lourenço and Bradley B. Doll and Catherine A Hartley},
  journal={Cognitive, Affective, & Behavioral Neuroscience},
  year={2015},
  volume={15},
  pages={310-320}
}
Throughout our lives, we face the important task of distinguishing rewarding actions from those that are best avoided. Importantly, there are multiple means by which we acquire this information. Through trial and error, we use experiential feedback to evaluate our actions. We also learn which actions are advantageous through explicit instruction from others. Here, we examined whether the influence of these two forms of learning on choice changes across development by placing instruction and… CONTINUE READING
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