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Reward vs. aversion: false dichotomy

  1. Aug 31, 2013 #1

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    a refutation of an assumption in 14 physiology papers. Apparently, the psychological/behavioral model is favored and the physiological/computational model is oversimplified (that is, if you take these 14 papers to be representative). Skinner is the one reference representing psych/behavior perspective, that could be defensible depending on how this particular idea of behaviorism is actually modeled by psychologists today.

    http://www.sciencemag.org.proxy.lib.uwaterloo.ca/content/341/6145/546.full
    Two Dimensions of Value: Dopamine Neurons Represent Reward But Not Aversiveness
    Science 2 August 2013:
    Vol. 341 no. 6145 pp. 546-549
    DOI: 10.1126/science.1238699
     
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