Does the Brain’s Reward Response Occur Even Without Actual Reward? A Response to Fielding et al. (2017)

Dyson, Ben, Forder, Lewis and Sundvall, Jukka (2018) Does the Brain’s Reward Response Occur Even Without Actual Reward? A Response to Fielding et al. (2017). Journal of Gambling Studies. ISSN 1050-5350

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Abstract

A recent paper by Fielding, Fu & Franz (2017) argued that the brain’s reward response could occur without the presentation of actual reward. We suggest that since a) the event-related potentials reported in this paper are atypical of the previous literature, and, b) a simpler account of the data in terms of sensitivity to outcome frequency cannot be ruled out, the extent to which the brain’s reward response can occur without the presentation of actual reward should remain an open question.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Feedback-related negativity, (FRN)P300, Event-related potentials, Positive and negative feedback
Schools and Departments: School of Psychology > Psychology
Depositing User: Ellena Adams
Date Deposited: 24 Jan 2018 13:40
Last Modified: 16 Apr 2018 12:05
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/73114

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