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Anything You Can Do, You Can Do Better: Neural Substrates of Incentive-Based Performance Enhancement

Liljeholm, Mimi and O'Doherty, John P. (2012) Anything You Can Do, You Can Do Better: Neural Substrates of Incentive-Based Performance Enhancement. PLoS Biology, 10 (2). e1001272. ISSN 1544-9173. PMCID PMC3283544. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.1001272. https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20120328-120146411

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Abstract

Performance-based pay schemes in many organizations share the fundamental assumption that the performance level for a given task will increase as a function of the amount of incentive provided. Consistent with this notion, psychological studies have demonstrated that expectations of reward can improve performance on a plethora of different cognitive and physical tasks, ranging from problem solving to the voluntary regulation of heart rate. However, much less is understood about the neural mechanisms of incentivized performance enhancement. In particular, it is still an open question how brain areas that encode expectations about reward are able to translate incentives into improved performance across fundamentally different cognitive and physical task requirements.


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Liljeholm, Mimi0000-0001-9066-6989
O'Doherty, John P.0000-0003-0016-3531
Additional Information:© 2012 Liljeholm, O’Doherty. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. Published: February 21, 2012. The authors received no specific funding for this work.
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PubMed Central ID:PMC3283544
DOI:10.1371/journal.pbio.1001272
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Official Citation:Liljeholm M, O’Doherty JP (2012) Anything You Can Do, You Can Do Better: Neural Substrates of Incentive-Based Performance Enhancement. PLoS Biol 10(2): e1001272. doi:10.1371/journal.pbio.1001272
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