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Neuron. 2014 Oct 1;84(1):9-11. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2014.09.025.

When brains flip coins.

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1
Champalimaud Neuroscience Programme, Champalimaud Center for the Unknown, Av. De Brasília, 1400-038 Lisbon, Portugal. Electronic address: thomas.akam@neuro.fchampalimaud.org.
2
Champalimaud Neuroscience Programme, Champalimaud Center for the Unknown, Av. De Brasília, 1400-038 Lisbon, Portugal. Electronic address: rui.costa@neuro.fchampalimaud.org.

Abstract

In a recent study in the journal Cell, Tervo et al. (2014) show that animals can implement stochastic choice policies in environments unfavorable to predictive strategies. The shift toward stochastic behavior was driven by noradrenergic signaling in the anterior cingulate cortex.

PMID:
25277450
PMCID:
PMC4724885
DOI:
10.1016/j.neuron.2014.09.025
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