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More than two forms of Pavlovian prediction

Behavioural neuroscience and reinforcement learning theory distinguish between ‘model-free’ and ‘model-based’ computations that can guide behaviour. A recent study demonstrates that Pavlovian learning can give rise to behavioural responses that are not well accounted for by this existing dichotomy, suggesting that there may be greater complexity to the computations that underlie Pavlovian prediction.

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Raab, H.A., Hartley, C.A. More than two forms of Pavlovian prediction. Nat Hum Behav 3, 212–213 (2019).

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