Neural correlates of decision variables in parietal cortex

@article{Platt1999NeuralCO,
  title={Neural correlates of decision variables in parietal cortex},
  author={Michael Louis Platt and Paul W. Glimcher},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1999},
  volume={400},
  pages={233-238}
}
Decision theory proposes that humans and animals decide what to do in a given situation by assessing the relative value of each possible response. This assessment can be computed, in part, from the probability that each action will result in a gain and the magnitude of the gain expected. Here we show that the gain (or reward) a monkey can expect to realize from an eye-movement response modulates the activity of neurons in the lateral intraparietal area, an area of primate cortex that is thought… 

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