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Better Than Conscious?Decision Making, the Human Mind, and Implications For Institutions$
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Christoph Engel and Wolf Singer

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780262195805

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262195805.001.0001

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The Role of Value Systems in Decision Making

The Role of Value Systems in Decision Making

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(p.51) 3 The Role of Value Systems in Decision Making
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Better Than Conscious?
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Peter Dayan

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262195805.003.0003

Values, rewards, and costs play a central role in economic, statistical, and psychological notions of decision making. They also have surprisingly direct neural realizations. This chapter discusses the ways in which different value systems interact with different decision-making systems to fashion and shape affectively appropriate behavior in complex environments. Forms of deliberative and automatic decision making are interpreted as sharing a common purpose rather than serving different or non-normative goals.

Keywords:   Strüngmann Forum Reports, automatic decision making, deliberative decision making, reinforcement learning, value systems

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