Description

This well-established international series examines major areas of basic and clinical research within neuroscience, as well as emerging and promising subfields.This volume explores interdisciplinary research on decision making taking a neural and behavioural approach

Key Features

  • Leading authors review the state-of-the-art in their field of investigation, and provide their views and perspectives for future research
  • Chapters are extensively referenced to provide readers with a comprehensive list of resources on the topics covered
  • All chapters include comprehensive background information and are written in a clear form that is also accessible to the non-specialist

Readership

Neuroscientists, psychologists, neurologists

Table of Contents

Advisory Editors

Contributors

Preface

Acknowledgments

Chapter 1. Surprise

1 Shifting reference points

2 Loss aversion

3 Errors in beliefs

4 Cross-cultural differences in surprise

5 Conclusion

References

Chapter 2. The impact of affect on willingness-to-pay and desired-set-size

1 Affect and economic decisions: Background

2 Affect and economic decisions: New experiment

3 Discussion: Affect and rationality

References

Chapter 3. Role of affect in decision making

1 Introduction

2 Affect in decision making

3 Theoretical frameworks

4 Incidental emotions and decision making

5 Method

6 Results

7 Discussion

8 Concluding remarks

References

Further Reading

Chapter 4. Mind the gap? Description, experience, and the continuum of uncertainty in risky choice

1 What is the description–experience choice “gap”?

2 What are the causes of the description–experience choice “gap”?

3 Where do we go from here?

References

Chapter 5. The boundaries of instance-based learning theory for explaining decisions from experience

1 The boundaries of instance-based learning theory to explaining decisions from experience

2 Instance-based learning theory

3 IBLT and IBL models

4 The IBL model of repeated risky choice

5 What the IBL model explains and what it does not explain

6 What the IBL model explains

7 The payoff variability, underweighting of rare events, and loss rate effects

8 What the IBL model does not explain

9 Conclusions

References

Chapter 6. The experience–description gap and the role of the inter decision interval

1 Under-representation, mere presentation, dynamic beliefs, and estimated risk

2 T

Details

No. of pages:
536
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2013
Published:
Imprint:
Elsevier
eBook ISBN:
9780444626073
Print ISBN:
9780444626042

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