What would you like for lunch? Which charity do you wish to support? Some of such choices may be easy, some difficult. How sure are you then that you are making the right choice?
Our investigation here concerns the feeling of confidence that people have when they make decisions, and try and optimise their subjective preferences. By contrast with our confidence in perceptual decisions, there is nothing to get objectively right or wrong, but we hypothesize here that we are still tracking a standard of subjective consistency.
Some related publications from the BDM lab, which collaborates on this project :
De Martino, B., Fleming, S. M., Garrett, N., & Dolan, R. J. (2013). Confidence in value-based choice. Nature neuroscience, 16(1), 105.
Folke, T., Jacobsen, C., Fleming, S. M., & De Martino, B. (2017). Explicit representation of confidence informs future value-based decisions. Nature Human Behaviour, 1(1), 0002.
Vaghi, M. M., Luyckx, F., Sule, A., Fineberg, N. A., Robbins, T. W., & De Martino, B. (2017). Compulsivity reveals a novel dissociation between action and confidence. Neuron, 96(2), 348-354.