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Two recent studies examine neural activity predictive of upcoming choices during value-guided choice. Their results may be cast in light of a competitive winner-take-all decision network. This viewpoint places certain decision variables not as features of the environment to be encoded, but as emergent properties of network activity.

Original publication

DOI

10.1016/j.tics.2014.01.004

Type

Journal article

Journal

Trends Cogn Sci

Publication Date

05/2014

Volume

18

Pages

222 - 224

Keywords

Action Potentials, Animals, Choice Behavior, Neurons, Prefrontal Cortex