Interactions between deliberation and delay-discounting in rats.

@article{Papale2012InteractionsBD,
  title={Interactions between deliberation and delay-discounting in rats.},
  author={Andrew E. Papale and Jeffrey J. Stott and Nathaniel James Powell and Paul S. Regier and A. David Redish},
  journal={Cognitive, affective & behavioral neuroscience},
  year={2012},
  volume={12 3},
  pages={
          513-26
        }
}
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, recent neurophysiological data suggest that VTE reflects a dynamic search and evaluation process. These theories make unique predictions about… CONTINUE READING
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