Journal article

Monetary feedback modulates performance and electrophysiological indices of belief updating in reward learning.

Daniel Bennett, Karen Sasmita, Ryan T Maloney, Carsten Murawski, Stefan Bode

Psychophysiology | Wiley | Published : 2019

Abstract

Belief updating entails the incorporation of new information about the environment into internal models of the world. Bayesian inference is the statistically optimal strategy for performing belief updating in the presence of uncertainty. An important open question is whether the use of cognitive strategies that implement Bayesian inference is dependent upon motivational state and, if so, how this is reflected in electrophysiological signatures of belief updating in the brain. Here, we recorded the EEG of participants performing a simple reward learning task with both monetary and nonmonetary instructive feedback conditions. Our aim was to distinguish the influence of the rewarding properties..

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