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Neurocomputational mechanisms of affected beliefs

Abstract The feedback people receive on their behavior shapes the process of belief formation and self-efficacy in mastering a given task. The neural and computational mechanisms of how the subjective value of these beliefs and corresponding affect bias the learning process are yet unclear. Here we investigate this question during learning of self-efficacy beliefs using …

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Neurocomputational mechanisms of affected beliefs

We are truely excited about our new preprint on #affectedbeliefs! What are affected beliefs? Beliefs are never neutral – they always depend on the context, on the learning experience, on motivations etc. Here we present an attempt of an empirical spell-out of the “value of beliefs” model published by Bromberg-Martín & Sharot in 2020 and …

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Association of stress-related limbic activity and baseline interleukin-6 plasma levels in healthy adults

Abstract Several studies suggest a link between acute changes in inflammatory parameters due to an endotoxin or (psychological) stressor and the brain’s stress response. The extent to which basal circulating levels of inflammatory markers are associated with the brain’s stress response has been hardly investigated so far. In the present study, plasma levels of the …

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