Alternate Names: Explore/Exploit Trade-Off TaskFREE for use with an Inquisit Lab or Inquisit Web license.
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Four-Armed Bandit Task
A decision making game in which participants tradeoff pursuing known resources vs exploring ones as described in Daw et al (2006).
Two-Armed Bandit Task
A decision making game in which participants tradeoff pursuing one known resource vs exploring one new resource as described in Knox et al (2012).
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