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Overcoming status quo bias in the human brain.

Abstract:

Humans often accept the status quo when faced with conflicting choice alternatives. However, it is unknown how neural pathways connecting cognition with action modulate this status quo acceptance. Here we developed a visual detection task in which subjects tended to favor the default when making difficult, but not easy, decisions. This bias was suboptimal in that more errors were made when the default was accepted. A selective increase in subthalamic nucleus (STN) activity was found when the ...

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Publisher copy:
10.1073/pnas.0910380107
Journal:
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America More from this journal
Volume:
107
Issue:
13
Pages:
6005-6009
Publication date:
2010-03-01
DOI:
EISSN:
1091-6490
ISSN:
0027-8424
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
pubs:364374
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uuid:61298861-1ec6-449f-b939-7e47722ef8cf
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pubs:364374
Source identifiers:
364374
Deposit date:
2013-11-16

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