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dc.contributor.authorSchultz, Wolframen
dc.contributor.authorStauffer, WRen
dc.contributor.authorLak, Aen
dc.contributor.authorPastor-Bernier, Aen
dc.date.accessioned2021-04-29T23:30:38Z
dc.date.available2021-04-29T23:30:38Z
dc.date.issued2021-10-01en
dc.identifier.issn2352-1546
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/321756
dc.description.abstractRational choice, in all its definitions by various disciplines, allows agents to maximize utility. Formal axioms and simple choice designs are suitable for assessing rationality in monkeys. Their economic preferences are complete and transitive; the dopamine signal follows transitivity. Dopamine signals also satisfy first-order stochastic dominance that unequivocally defines the better option. Neurons in orbitofrontal cortex (OFC) reflect the unchanged preferences when an irrelevant option is removed from the option set, thus satisfying Arrow’s Weak Axiom of Revealed Preference (WARP) concerning the Independence of Irrelevant Alternatives (IIA). While monkeys, with their reward neurons, may not be more rational than humans, the constraints of controlled experiments seem to allow them to behave rationally within their informational, cognitive and temporal bounds.
dc.publisherElsevier
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 International
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.titleSmarter than humans: rationality reflected in primate neuronal reward signalsen
dc.typeArticle
prism.endingPage56
prism.publicationDate2021en
prism.publicationNameCurrent Opinion in Behavioral Sciencesen
prism.startingPage50
prism.volume41en
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.68879
dcterms.dateAccepted2021-03-22en
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1016/j.cobeha.2021.03.021en
rioxxterms.versionVoR
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserveden
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2021-10-01en
dc.contributor.orcidSchultz, Wolfram [0000-0002-8530-4518]
dc.identifier.eissn2352-1546
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen
pubs.funder-project-idWellcome Trust (204811/Z/16/Z)
pubs.funder-project-idWellcome Trust (095495/Z/11/Z)
pubs.funder-project-idEuropean Research Council (293549)


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