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Title page; contents; preface; abstract; acknowledgements; abbreviations; publications; list of figures; list of tables. (Pages i-xviii.)
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|Chapter 1, Introduction.
Overview; normative and behavioural economic approaches to decision making; basic psychology of reinforcement learning; delayed and uncertain reinforcement: the problems of learning and choice; individual differences: risk taking and impulsivity; learning with delayed reinforcement in normal animals; choice with delayed and uncertain reinforcement in normal animals; systemic pharmacological studies of delayed or uncertain reinforcement; anatomy and connections of key limbic structures; basic neurobiology of reinforcement learning; neuroanatomically specific studies of delayed or uncertain reinforcement; outline of experimental work in this thesis. (Pages 1-50.)
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Chapter 2, Nucleus
accumbens core lesions retard instrumental learning and performance
with delayed reinforcement in the rat, but do not impair reinforcer
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Chapter 3, Hippocampal
lesions facilitate instrumental learning with delayed reinforcement but
induce impulsive choice in rats.
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Chapter 4, Effects of lesions of the nucleus
accumbens core on choice between small certain rewards and large
uncertain rewards in rats.
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Chapter 5, General discussion.
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||a) Foresight 
b) Neural Networks 
References and Index of Authors. (Pages 152-192.)
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