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  • It's not solitaire: Brain activity differs when one plays against others

    Rock, paper or scissors? Learning while playing a strategic game against others involves a different pattern of brain activity than learning from the consequences of one's own actions, researchers found.

    Rock, paper or scissors? Learning while playing a strategic game against others involves a different pattern of brain activity than learning from the consequences of one's own actions, researchers found.

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  • Editor's note: To contact Kyle Mathewson, email kmathew3@illinois.edu. To reach Ming Hsu, call 510-642-1686; email mhsu@haas.berkeley.edu.

     The paper, “Dissociable Neural Representations of Reinforcement and Belief Prediction Errors Underlie Strategic Learning,” is available online or from the U. of I. News Bureau.