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The hierarchical construction of value

O'Doherty, John P. and Rutishauser, Ueli and Iigaya, Kiyohito (2021) The hierarchical construction of value. Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, 41 . pp. 71-77. ISSN 2352-1546. PMCID PMC8896512. doi:10.1016/j.cobeha.2021.03.027.

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Here we argue that the assignment of subjective value to potential outcomes at the time of decision-making is an active process, in which individual features of a potential outcome of varying degrees of abstraction are represented hierarchically and integrated in a weighted fashion to produce an overall value judgment. We implicate the lateral orbital and medial prefrontal cortex in this function, situating these areas more broadly within a hierarchical integration process that takes place throughout the cortex for the ultimate purpose of valuing options to guide decisions.

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O'Doherty, John P.0000-0003-0016-3531
Rutishauser, Ueli0000-0002-9207-7069
Iigaya, Kiyohito0000-0002-4748-8432
Additional Information:© 2021 Elsevier Ltd. Available online 7 May 2021. This work is supported by grants from the National Institutes of Mental Health (R01MH11425, R01MH121089, R21MH120805, the NIMH Caltech Conte Center on the neurobiology of social decision-making, P50MH094258) and the National Institute on Drug Abuse (R01DA040011) to JOD. KI thanks the Swartz Foundation and Suntory Foundation. Conflict of interest statement: Nothing declared.
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Official Citation:John P O’Doherty, Ueli Rutishauser, Kiyohito Iigaya, The hierarchical construction of value, Current Opinion in Behavioral Sciences, Volume 41, 2021, Pages 71-77, ISSN 2352-1546,
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