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Formalising planning and information search in naturalistic decision-making

Abstract : Decisions made by mammals and birds are often temporally extended. They require planning and sampling of decision-relevant information. Our understanding of such decision-making remains in its infancy compared with simpler, forced-choice paradigms. However, recent advances in algorithms supporting planning and information search provide a lens through which we can explain neural and behavioral data in these tasks. We review these advances to obtain a clearer understanding for why planning and curiosity originated in certain species but not others; how activity in the medial temporal lobe, prefrontal and cingulate cortices may support these behaviors; and how planning and information search may complement each other as means to improve future action selection.
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Hunt Lt, N. Daw, P. Kaanders, M A Maclaver, U. Mugan, et al.. Formalising planning and information search in naturalistic decision-making. Nature Neuroscience, Nature Publishing Group, 2021, 24 (8), pp.1051-1064. ⟨10.1038/s41593-021-00866-w⟩. ⟨inserm-03354461⟩



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