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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Value-Based Decision-Making Following Medial Temporal Lobe Lesions
Principal Investigator:

Mieke Verfaellie

Location: Boston, MA
Congressional District Code: 7
Research Service: Clinical Science R&D
Project Period: January 2019 - December 2022
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $164,319
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Making optimal decisions depends on appreciation of the value of choices. An important source of information about the value of choices is prior experience: Positive experiences are more likely than negative ones to be selected again. Such value-based learning has long been considered the domain of trial-and-error incremental learning mediated by a cortico-striatal system. Recent evidence, however, suggests that in some conditions the medial temporal lobe (MTL), which mediates episodic memory, m...

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