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When learning to achieve a goal through a complex series of actions, humans often group several actions into a subroutine and evaluate whether the subroutine achieved a specific subgoal. A new study reports brain responses consistent with such "hierarchical reinforcement learning."

Original publication

DOI

10.1016/j.neuron.2011.07.004

Type

Journal article

Journal

Neuron

Publication Date

28/07/2011

Volume

71

Pages

203 - 205