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The experimental manipulation of uncertainty


Bach, D R; Pryce, C R; Seifritz, E (2011). The experimental manipulation of uncertainty. In: Raber, J. Animal Models of Behavioral Analysis. Totowa, NJ: Springer Press, 193-216.

Abstract

Uncertainty is an important concept in neuroscience: due to its relevance in everyday life, because of theoretical significance for neurocomputational models, and clinical implications. A body of empirical research has tackled fundamental questions about how uncertainty is represented in the brain and what impact it has on behaviour. In this chapter, we review how uncertainty on different variables can be studied in isolation and how it can be quantified. Building on theoretical and empirical work that has been carried out so far, we propose rigorous experimental designs that should help in testing and understanding uncertainty and its translational relevance to adaptive behaviour and affective disorders.
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Uncertainty is an important concept in neuroscience: due to its relevance in everyday life, because of theoretical significance for neurocomputational models, and clinical implications. A body of empirical research has tackled fundamental questions about how uncertainty is represented in the brain and what impact it has on behaviour. In this chapter, we review how uncertainty on different variables can be studied in isolation and how it can be quantified. Building on theoretical and empirical work that has been carried out so far, we propose rigorous experimental designs that should help in testing and understanding uncertainty and its translational relevance to adaptive behaviour and affective disorders.
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Item Type:Book Section, not refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Psychiatric University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Psychiatry, Psychotherapy, and Psychosomatics
04 Faculty of Medicine > Institute of Legal Medicine
Dewey Decimal Classification:340 Law
610 Medicine & health
Language:English
Date:2011
Deposited On:20 Feb 2012 09:08
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 15:24
Publisher:Springer Press
Series Name:Neuromethods
Number:50
ISSN:0893-2336
ISBN:978-1-60761-882-9
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-60761-883-6_8
Related URLs:http://www.springer.com/978-1-60761-882-9

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