Probabilistic Reversal Learning Task

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Probabilistic Reversal Learning Task

A simple learning task by Cools et al (2002) in which participants learn probabilistic reward contingencies associated with two responses, and them must relearn when those contingencies are reversed.
Duration: 30 minutes
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Last Updated
Mar 13, 2024, 4:13PM


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Cools R, Clark L, Owen AM, Robbins TW. (2002). Defining the neural mechanisms of probabilistic reversal learning using event-related functional magnetic resonance imaging. J Neurosci. 2002;22:4563–4567.

Remijnse, Nielen, Uylings, & Veltman. (2005). Neural correlates of a reversal learning task with an affectively neutral baseline: An event-related fMRI study. Neuroimage, 26(2), 609-618.

Remijnse, P., Nielen, M., Van Balkom, A., Cath, D., Van Oppen, P., Uylings, H., & Veltman, D. (2006). Reduced Orbitofrontal-Striatal Activity on a Reversal Learning Task in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Archives of General Psychiatry, 63(11), 1225-1236.

Waegeman, A., Declerck, C.H, Boone, C., Seurinck, R. & Parizel, P.M. (2014). Individual Differences in Behavioral Flexibility in a Probabilistic Reversal Learning Task: An fMRI Study. Journal of Neuroscience, Psychology, and Economics, Vol. 7, No. 4, 203–218

Oemisch, Mariann, Watson, Marcus R., Womelsdorf, Thilo, & Schubo, Anna. (2017). Changes of Attention during Value-Based Reversal Learning Are Tracked by N2pc and Feedback-Related Negativity. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 11, 540.