Evidence for surprise minimization over value maximization in choice behavior

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Schwartenbeck, Philipp; FitzGerald, Thomas H. B.; Mathys, Christoph; Dolan, Ray; Kronbichler, Martin; Friston, Karl; (2015)
  • Publisher: Nature Publishing Group
  • Journal: Scientific Reports,volume 5 (issn: 2045-2322, eissn: 2045-2322)
  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC4643240, doi: 10.1038/srep16575
  • Subject: Adolescent; Adult; Algorithms; Choice Behavior; Decision Making; Female; Humans; Linear Models; Male; Models, Economic; Motivation; Psychomotor Performance; Young Adult; Reward | M-PSI/02 - Psychobiology and Physiologic Psychology | Article

Classical economic models are predicated on the idea that the ultimate aim of choice is to maximize utility or reward. In contrast, an alternative perspective highlights the fact that adaptive behavior requires agents' to model their environment and minimize surprise ab... View more
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