Motivation is conceived as a cost-benefit arbitrage that drives the behavior.
The team will combine human neuropsychology, monkey neurophysiology and computational modeling
- To understand how costs and benefits variables are represented in the brain
- To explain how choice is arbitrated through cognitive control
- To investigate how the arbitrage is influenced by emotion and fatigue
- To specify how it varies with clinical conditions and treatments.
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- Neural mechanisms underlying the impact of daylong cognitive work on economic decisions. B. Blain, G. Hollard, M. Pessiglione Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci. (2016) 113(25): 6967–6972.
- Automatic integration of confidence in the brain valuation signal. LeBreton M, Abitbol R, Daunizeau J, Pessiglione M. Nat Neurosci (2015) 18(8):1159-6. [DOI]
- Neural mechanisms underlying contextual dependency of subjective values: converging evidence from monkeys and humans.Abitbol R, Lebreton M, Hollard G, Richmond BJ, Bouret S, Pessiglione M. Journal of Neuroscience (2015) 35(5):2308-20. [DOI]