The modulation of savouring by prediction error and its effects on choice

@inproceedings{Iigaya2016TheMO,
  title={The modulation of savouring by prediction error and its effects on choice},
  author={Kiyohito Iigaya and Giles W. Story and Zeb Kurth-Nelson and Raymond J. Dolan and Peter Dayan},
  booktitle={eLife},
  year={2016}
}
When people anticipate uncertain future outcomes, they often prefer to know their fate in advance. Inspired by an idea in behavioral economics that the anticipation of rewards is itself attractive, we hypothesized that this preference of advance information arises because reward prediction errors carried by such information can boost the level of anticipation. We designed new empirical behavioral studies to test this proposal, and confirmed that subjects preferred advance reward information… CONTINUE READING
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