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A reward is valued more if you choose it yourself: New quirky byproduct of learning from reward

Many people value rewards they choose themselves more than rewards they merely receive, even when the rewards are actually equivalent. A new study provides evidence that this long-observed quirk of behavior is a byproduct of how the brain reinforces learning from reward.
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