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Does one simulate the other's value-based decision making by using the neural systems for his own?

Nakahara Hiroyuki

Frontiers in Neuroscience | Frontiers Media SA


In social contexts, another person’s behavior often affects the outcome of one’s value-based decision making which involves valuation and learning, i.e., reinforcement learning. So predicting the other’s decision making is indispensable. In a broader context, it is often said in the field of social cognitive neuroscience that prediction about the other is made by ’simulating the other’; this simulation is often posited as using some systems like the so-called "mirror neuron system" that has been implicated in both one’s own actions/sensations/emotions and one’s perceptions of those by the other. For social value-based decision making, this could be translated to the question of whether one s..

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