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Subjective effort derives from a neurological monitor of performance costs and physiological resources

  • Mattie Tops (a1), Maarten A. S. Boksem (a2) (a3) and Sander L. Koole (a1)

Kurzban et al.'s expectancy-value mechanism of effort allocation seems relevant in situations when familiar tasks are initiated. However, we think additional mechanisms are important when people continue with a task for a prolonged time. These mechanisms, which are particularly relevant for performance of novel or urgent tasks, involve neural systems that track performance costs and resources.

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