Cambridge University, UK
Wednesday 26 May 2010
Seminar Room B10 (Basement)
Alexandra House, 17 Queen Square, London, WC1N 3AR
Delayed reinforcement: an update on animal studies
Animals must learn using delayed reinforcement, when their actions' outcomes take time to ensue, and are often well served by being able to choose delayed reinforcement, in the sense of exhibiting self-control and preferring large, delayed outcomes to small, immediate ones. What neural systems underpin these abilities? Data from pharmacological and neuroanatomical studies of delayed reinforcement are reviewed.