[PBS Colloquium Series] Information Bias: Suboptimal features explored at the behavior and neural levels

Nov 18, 2022 12:00pm


Valeria Gonzalez Diaz
Department of Psychology, UC Los Angeles


Sage Room, Psych 1312


Abstract: When given a choice between a lean alternative that conveys information about the outcome of a trial versus a richer alternative without information, often animals prefer the former: they prefer information even though that alternative yields less reward. In the present set of experiments, the behavioral aspects about uncertainty sensitivity and the valence of information are evaluated. Furthermore, the role of Basolateral Amygdala and Anterior Cingulate Cortex contributions in preference regarding information value were assessed using chemogenetic manipulations; potential sex differences in information processing are discussed.