Decoding value signals in the human brain
The human brain routinely makes complex decisions choosing between alternative courses of action. A central hypothesis is that the brain represents the motivational relevance of the choice options by means of value signals. However, it is not clear how the brain computes such values for multi-dimensional options and how it can adapt them to different contexts. The EU-funded COVADIS project represents an interdisciplinary step towards deciphering the neural code for value employing the combination of methods from cognitive neuroscience, computational modelling and behavioural psychophysics. The researchers will create an experimental setup for the study of value signals and present the results as a comprehensive report on a biologically plausible model of the brain computations underlying value processing.