Comment on "In monkeys making value-based decisions, LIP neurons encode cue salience and not action value".


Journal Article

Leathers and Olson (Reports, 5 October 2012, p. 132) draw the strong conclusion that neurons in the monkey lateral intraparietal (LIP) cortical area encode only cue salience, and not action value, during value-based decision-making. Although their findings regarding cue salience are interesting, their broader conclusions are problematic because (i) their primary conclusion is based on responses observed during a brief interval at the beginning of behavioral trials but is extended to all subsequent temporal epochs and (ii) the authors failed to replicate basic hallmarks of LIP physiology observed in those subsequent temporal epochs by many laboratories.

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Cited Authors

  • Newsome, WT; Glimcher, PW; Gottlieb, J; Lee, D; Platt, ML

Published Date

  • April 26, 2013

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 340 / 6131

Start / End Page

  • 430 -

PubMed ID

  • 23620037

Pubmed Central ID

  • 23620037

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1095-9203

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1126/science.1233214


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States