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All that glitters is not reward signal

In this issue, Shenhav et al. critically evaluate the idea that neural correlates of value actually represent value. They describe how, in many situations, value correlates can reflect other cognitive factors, such as decisional difficulty.

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Figure 1: The relationship between decision difficulty and value.

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Hayden, B., Heilbronner, S. All that glitters is not reward signal. Nat Neurosci 17, 1142–1144 (2014).

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