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Reversal learning reliability behavioural dataset

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This repository contains re-test data for a reversal learning task completed by 150 participants, and associated scripts for the analysis of the reliability of behavioural and computational model parameters.

Participants completed 150 trials of the reversal learning task where they were presented with two visually distinguishable abstract stimuli and had to learn through experience which of these two choices were "better". Throughout the task the "better" choice would change, such that the "better" stimulus became the "worse" stimulus and vice versa.

This repository also includes the scripts needed to replicate our analysis presented in the associated publication, including the calculation of reliability metrics, our bootstrap sensitivity analysis, generating plots, and statistical analysis.

Resource Type: Dataset
Creators: Williams, Brendan ORCID logoORCID:, Fitzgibbon, Lily and Brady, Daniel ORCID logoORCID:
Contributors: Christakou, Anastasia
Rights-holders: Brendan Williams, University of Reading, University of Stirling, University of Sheffield
Data Publisher: University of Reading
Publication Year: 2023
Data last accessed: 22 June 2024
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Organisational units: Life Sciences > School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences
Interdisciplinary Research Centres (IDRCs) > Centre for Integrative Neuroscience and Neurodynamics (CINN)
Participating Organisations: University of Reading, University of Stirling, University of Sheffield
Keywords: cognitive flexibility, reversal learning, re-test reliability, reinforcement learning, computational modelling, reward learning

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