Model-based decision making and model-free learning

Nicole Drummond, Yael Niv

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Drummond and Niv explore the theoretical and computational basis for two decision-making systems: model-based and model-free. They explain ways in which the two systems work in tandem and how the brain arbitrates between the two according to uncertainty. They demonstrate that each system has an equally valuable approach to guiding action selection under varying contexts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)R860-R865
JournalCurrent Biology
Issue number15
StatePublished - Aug 3 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)


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