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Motivational Control of Habits: A Preregistered fMRI Studyuse asterix (*) to get italics
Andreas B. Eder, David Dignath, Matthias GamerPlease use the format "First name initials family name" as in "Marie S. Curie, Niels H. D. Bohr, Albert Einstein, John R. R. Tolkien, Donna T. Strickland"
<p>Habitual action is typically distinguished from goal-directed action by its insensitivity to changes in the reward value. There is an ongoing discussion whether this insensitivity is an intrinsic design feature of habits or, rather, a function of the cognitive system that controls habitual action tendencies. The proposed study investigates this issue using functional magnetic resonance imaging of brain activity before and after a reward devaluation in an outcome-selective Pavlovian-to-instrumental transfer (PIT) paradigm. Based on expected value of control theory, it is hypothesized that neural activity of the dorsal anterior cingulate cortex (dACC) is increased during presentations of Pavlovian cues associated with a devalued outcome. This neural activity is hypothesized to reflect increased control allocation to situations predictive of a devalued reward.</p>
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outcome-selective Pavlovian-to-instrumental transfer; reward devaluation; habit; goal-directed action; expected value of control; anterior cingulate cortex function; fMRI;
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2021-10-05 11:51:08
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