Interactions between deliberation and delay-discounting in rats.

Abstract

When faced with decisions, rats sometimes pause and look back and forth between possible alternatives, a phenomenon termed vicarious trial and error (VTE). When it was first observed in the 1930s, VTE was theorized to be a mechanism for exploration. Later theories suggested that VTE aided the resolution of sensory or neuroeconomic conflict. In contrast… (More)
DOI: 10.3758/s13415-012-0097-7

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