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Magnitude effects for experienced rewards at short delays in the escalating interest task.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23188742     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A first-person shooter video game was adapted for the study of choice between smaller sooner and larger later rewards. Participants chose when to fire a weapon that increased in damage potential over a short interval. When the delay to maximum damage was shorter (5-8 s), people showed greater sensitivity to the consequences of their choices than when the delay was longer (17-20 s). Participants also evidenced a magnitude effect by waiting proportionally longer when the damage magnitudes were doubled for all rewards. The experiment replicated the standard magnitude effect with this new video game preparation over time scales similar to those typically used in nonhuman animal studies and without complications due to satiation or cost.
Authors:
Michael E Young; Tara L Webb; Steven C Sutherland; Eric A Jacobs
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Psychonomic bulletin & review     Volume:  20     ISSN:  1531-5320     ISO Abbreviation:  Psychon Bull Rev     Publication Date:  2013 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-03-05     Completed Date:  2013-09-03     Revised Date:  2014-04-02    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9502924     Medline TA:  Psychon Bull Rev     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  302-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Choice Behavior / physiology*
Decision Making / physiology
Female
Humans
Impulsive Behavior / physiopathology
Judgment / physiology
Male
Reaction Time
Reward*
Time Factors
Video Games*
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
1R15-DA026290/DA/NIDA NIH HHS; R15 DA026290/DA/NIDA NIH HHS
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