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Response to Comment on “In Monkeys Making Value-Based Decisions, LIP Neurons Encode Cue Salience and Not Action Value”

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Science  26 Apr 2013:
Vol. 340, Issue 6131, pp. 430
DOI: 10.1126/science.1233367

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Newsome et al. question neither our key result, that large-penalty cues elicited stronger responses than small-penalty cues, nor our key conclusion, that neurons early in the trial signaled cue salience and not action value. Instead, they focus on subsequent neuronal activity. The patterns of delay-period activity that they note can be explained by reference to experimental methodology.

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