TY - GEN ID - cogprints1 UR - http://cogprints.org/1/ A1 - Shizgal, Peter Y1 - 1997/// N2 - The allocation of behavior among competing activities and goal objects depends on the payoffs they provide.Payoff is evaluated among multiple dimensions including intensity, rate, delay, and kind. Recent findings suggest that by triggering a stream of action potentials in myelinated, medial forebrain bundle axons, rewarding electrical brain stimulation delivers a meaningful intensity signal to the process that computes payoff. TI - Neural Basis of Utility Estimation SP - 198 AV - public EP - 208 ER -