Control of movements and temporal discounting of reward

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Let us assume that the purpose of any movement is to position our body in a more rewarding state. People and other animals discount future reward as a function of time. Recent results suggest that there is a correlation between changes in this reward temporal discount function and changes in saccadic velocity and duration. These results suggest that each movement carries a cost because its duration delays acquisition of reward. The value that the brain assigns to the stimulus, and the rate at which it discounts this value in time, form a cost that appears to influence the motor commands that move our body.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)726-730
Number of pages5
JournalCurrent Opinion in Neurobiology
Volume20
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2010

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Control of movements and temporal discounting of reward. / Shadmehr, Reza.

In: Current Opinion in Neurobiology, Vol. 20, No. 6, 12.2010, p. 726-730.

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