De Martino, B and Kumaran, D and Seymour, B and Dolan, RJ (2006) Frames, biases, and rational decision-making in the human brain. Science, 313. pp. 684-687.Full text not available from this repository.
Human choices are remarkably susceptible to the manner in which options are presented. This so-called "framing effect" represents a striking violation of standard economic accounts of human rationality, although its underlying neurobiology is not understood. We found that the framing effect was specifically associated with amygdala activity, suggesting a key role for an emotional system in mediating decision biases. Moreover, across individuals, orbital and medial prefrontal cortex activity predicted a reduced susceptibility to the framing effect. This finding highlights the importance of incorporating emotional processes within models of human choice and suggests how the brain may modulate the effect of these biasing influences to approximate rationality.
|Additional Information:||PMCID: PMC2631940|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Adult Amygdala Brain Mapping Choice Behavior Cognition Emotions Female Gambling Games, Experimental Humans Magnetic Resonance Imaging Male Models, Psychological Prefrontal Cortex|
|Divisions:||Div F > Computational and Biological Learning|
|Depositing User:||Cron Job|
|Date Deposited:||28 Apr 2013 10:10|
|Last Modified:||13 Jan 2014 01:19|
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