We often encounter mental conflict in our lives. Such mental conflict has long been regarded as subjective. However, a machine learning method can be used to quantify the temporal dynamics of conflict between reward and curiosity from behavioral time-series.
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This is a summary of: Konaka, Y. et al. Decoding reward–curiosity conflict in decision-making from irrational behaviors. Nat. Comput. Sci. https://doi.org/10.1038/s43588-023-00439-w (2023).
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A machine learning-based model for the quantification of mental conflict. Nat Comput Sci 3, 370–371 (2023). https://doi.org/10.1038/s43588-023-00444-z