Kurzban et al.'s expectancy-value mechanism of effort allocation seems relevant in situations when familiar tasks are initiated. However, we think additional mechanisms are important when people continue with a task for a prolonged time. These mechanisms, which are particularly relevant for performance of novel or urgent tasks, involve neural systems that track performance costs and resources. © 2013 Cambridge University Press.
|Journal||Behavioral and Brain Sciences|
|Publication status||Published - 2013|