An investigation of the myopia for future consequences theory of VMF patient behaviour on the Iowa Gambling Task: An abstract neural network simulation

Kalidindi, Kiran and Bowman, Howard and Wyble, Brad (2005) An investigation of the myopia for future consequences theory of VMF patient behaviour on the Iowa Gambling Task: An abstract neural network simulation. In: Progress in Neural Processing. (Full text available)

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Abstract

Somatic marker theory proposes that body states act as a valence associated with potential choices based on prior outcomes; and thus aid decision-making. The main supporting evidence for this theory arose from clinical interviews of subjects with ventromedial prefrontal cortex (VMF) lesions and their performance on the Iowa Gambling Task (IGT). VMF patient behaviour has been described as myopia about future consequences. The aim of this paper is to investigate the implications of this description using an abstract simulation of the neural mechanisms that could underlie decision-making in this type of reinforcement learning task.

Item Type: Conference or workshop item (Paper)
Uncontrolled keywords: neural networks, ventromedial prefrontal cortex, cognitive science, iowa gambling task, somatic-maker theory
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming,
Divisions: Faculties > Science Technology and Medical Studies > School of Computing > Computational Intelligence Group
Depositing User: Mark Wheadon
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2008 18:02
Last Modified: 18 Jun 2014 10:59
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/14222 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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