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156 Post author: lukeprog 05 February 2011 06:49PM

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Comment author: benelliott 06 February 2011 10:21:08PM 0 points [-]

I'm curious about the equation you mentioned. Has it actually been proven that motivation is directly proportional to expectancy and value but inversely proportional to time and impulsiveness? I mean in humans rather than in ideal utility maximisers (although I don't think ideal utility maximisers are known for their impulsiveness so I'm not even sure if it applies to them).

I didn't even know it was possible to rigorously measure motivation and impulsiveness.

Comment author: lukeprog 08 February 2011 02:49:20AM 0 points [-]

See the papers in footnote 6.