Yael Niv

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Affiliation: Princeton University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Neural prediction errors reveal a risk-sensitive reinforcement-learning process in the human brain
    Yael Niv
    Psychology Department and Princeton Neuroscience Institute, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey 08540, USA
    J Neurosci 32:551-62. 2012
  2. ncbi request reprint Cost, benefit, tonic, phasic: what do response rates tell us about dopamine and motivation?
    Yael Niv
    Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit, UCL, London, United Kingdom
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1104:357-76. 2007
  3. doi request reprint Dialogues on prediction errors
    Yael Niv
    Center for the Study of Brain, Mind and Behavior and Department of Psychology, Green Hall, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
    Trends Cogn Sci 12:265-72. 2008
  4. ncbi request reprint Parkinson's disease: fighting the will?
    Yael Niv
    Center for the Study of Brain, Mind and Behavior, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey 08544, USA
    J Neurosci 27:11777-9. 2007
  5. pmc The effects of neural gain on attention and learning
    Eran Eldar
    Princeton Neuroscience Institute, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, USA
    Nat Neurosci 16:1146-53. 2013
  6. pmc Hierarchical learning induces two simultaneous, but separable, prediction errors in human basal ganglia
    Carlos Diuk
    Psychology Department and Princeton Neuroscience Institute, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey 08544, USA
    J Neurosci 33:5797-805. 2013
  7. doi request reprint Exploring a latent cause theory of classical conditioning
    Samuel J Gershman
    Department of Psychology and Princeton Neuroscience Institute, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08540, USA
    Learn Behav 40:255-68. 2012
  8. pmc Learning latent structure: carving nature at its joints
    Samuel J Gershman
    Princeton Neuroscience Institute and Psychology Department, Princeton University, USA
    Curr Opin Neurobiol 20:251-6. 2010
  9. doi request reprint Orbitofrontal cortex as a cognitive map of task space
    Robert C Wilson
    Department of Psychology and Neuroscience Institute, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA Electronic address
    Neuron 81:267-79. 2014
  10. doi request reprint Context, learning, and extinction
    Samuel J Gershman
    Psychology Department, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08540, USA
    Psychol Rev 117:197-209. 2010

Detail Information

Publications19

  1. doi request reprint Neural prediction errors reveal a risk-sensitive reinforcement-learning process in the human brain
    Yael Niv
    Psychology Department and Princeton Neuroscience Institute, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey 08540, USA
    J Neurosci 32:551-62. 2012
    ..This suggests that risk sensitivity is integral to human learning, illuminating economic models of choice, neuroscientific models of affective learning, and the workings of the underlying neural mechanisms...
  2. ncbi request reprint Cost, benefit, tonic, phasic: what do response rates tell us about dopamine and motivation?
    Yael Niv
    Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit, UCL, London, United Kingdom
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1104:357-76. 2007
    ....
  3. doi request reprint Dialogues on prediction errors
    Yael Niv
    Center for the Study of Brain, Mind and Behavior and Department of Psychology, Green Hall, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
    Trends Cogn Sci 12:265-72. 2008
    ..Here, we provide answers to ten simple questions about prediction errors, with the aim of exposing both the strengths and the limitations of this active area of neuroscience research...
  4. ncbi request reprint Parkinson's disease: fighting the will?
    Yael Niv
    Center for the Study of Brain, Mind and Behavior, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey 08544, USA
    J Neurosci 27:11777-9. 2007
  5. pmc The effects of neural gain on attention and learning
    Eran Eldar
    Princeton Neuroscience Institute, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey, USA
    Nat Neurosci 16:1146-53. 2013
    ....
  6. pmc Hierarchical learning induces two simultaneous, but separable, prediction errors in human basal ganglia
    Carlos Diuk
    Psychology Department and Princeton Neuroscience Institute, Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey 08544, USA
    J Neurosci 33:5797-805. 2013
    ..Moreover, the need for downstream separation of these signals implies possible limitations on the number of different task levels that we can learn about simultaneously...
  7. doi request reprint Exploring a latent cause theory of classical conditioning
    Samuel J Gershman
    Department of Psychology and Princeton Neuroscience Institute, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08540, USA
    Learn Behav 40:255-68. 2012
    ..Through a wide range of simulations, we demonstrate where the theory succeeds and where it fails as a general account of classical conditioning...
  8. pmc Learning latent structure: carving nature at its joints
    Samuel J Gershman
    Princeton Neuroscience Institute and Psychology Department, Princeton University, USA
    Curr Opin Neurobiol 20:251-6. 2010
    ..We survey an emerging literature on 'structure learning'--using experience to infer the structure of a task--and how this can be of service to RL, with an emphasis on structure in perception and action...
  9. doi request reprint Orbitofrontal cortex as a cognitive map of task space
    Robert C Wilson
    Department of Psychology and Neuroscience Institute, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA Electronic address
    Neuron 81:267-79. 2014
    ..In addition, we generate a number of testable experimental predictions that can distinguish our theory from other accounts of OFC function...
  10. doi request reprint Context, learning, and extinction
    Samuel J Gershman
    Psychology Department, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08540, USA
    Psychol Rev 117:197-209. 2010
    ..Moreover, in both paradigms, context dependence is absent in younger animals, or if hippocampal lesions are made prior to training. The authors suggest an explanation in terms of a restricted capacity to infer new causes...
  11. ncbi request reprint The misbehavior of value and the discipline of the will
    Peter Dayan
    Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit, UCL, 17 Queen Square, London, UK
    Neural Netw 19:1153-60. 2006
    ..The misbehavior created by Pavlovian values can be quite debilitating; we discuss how it may be disciplined...
  12. pmc A neural signature of hierarchical reinforcement learning
    José J F Ribas-Fernandes
    Princeton Neuroscience Institute, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08540, USA
    Neuron 71:370-9. 2011
    ..The results reported support the relevance of HRL to the neural processes underlying hierarchical behavior...
  13. doi request reprint The effects of motivation on response rate: a hidden semi-Markov model analysis of behavioral dynamics
    Eran Eldar
    Princeton Neuroscience Institute, Princeton University, Green Hall, Princeton, NJ 08540, USA
    J Neurosci Methods 201:251-61. 2011
    ..These results demonstrate the utility of our analysis method, and provide a precise quantification of the effects of motivation on response rates...
  14. pmc Hierarchically organized behavior and its neural foundations: a reinforcement learning perspective
    Matthew M Botvinick
    Princeton Neuroscience Institute, Department of Psychology, Princeton University, Green Hall, Princeton, NJ 08540, USA
    Cognition 113:262-80. 2009
    ..Here and at many other points, hierarchical reinforcement learning offers an appealing framework for investigating the computational and neural underpinnings of hierarchically structured behavior...
  15. ncbi request reprint Tonic dopamine: opportunity costs and the control of response vigor
    Yael Niv
    Interdisciplinary Center for Neural Computation, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, 91904, Israel
    Psychopharmacology (Berl) 191:507-20. 2007
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  16. ncbi request reprint Choice values
    Yael Niv
    Nat Neurosci 9:987-8. 2006
  17. ncbi request reprint A normative perspective on motivation
    Yael Niv
    Interdisciplinary Center for Neural Computation, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
    Trends Cogn Sci 10:375-81. 2006
    ..However, in novel states, we propose that outcome-independent, global effects of the utilities can 'energize' habitual actions...
  18. ncbi request reprint Uncertainty-based competition between prefrontal and dorsolateral striatal systems for behavioral control
    Nathaniel D Daw
    Gatsby Computational Neuroscience Unit, University College London, Alexandra House, 17 Queen Square, London WC1N 3AR, UK
    Nat Neurosci 8:1704-11. 2005
    ..This provides a unifying account of a wealth of experimental evidence about the factors favoring dominance by either system...
  19. ncbi request reprint Actor-critic models of the basal ganglia: new anatomical and computational perspectives
    Daphna Joel
    Department of Psychology, Tel Aviv University, Ramat Aviv, Israel
    Neural Netw 15:535-47. 2002
    ..We conclude with a short discussion of the dual role of the dopamine signal in RL and in behavioral switching...