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Separate neural pathways process different decision costs.

Abstract:

Behavioral ecologists and economists emphasize that potential costs, as well as rewards, influence decision making. Although neuroscientists assume that frontal areas are central to decision making, the evidence is contradictory and the critical region remains unclear. Here it is shown that frontal lobe contributions to cost-benefit decision making can be understood by positing the existence of two independent systems that make decisions about delay and effort costs. Anterior cingulate cortex...

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10.1038/nn1756

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Rudebeck, PH More by this author
Walton, ME More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
Rushworth, MF More by this author
Journal:
Nature neuroscience
Volume:
9
Issue:
9
Pages:
1161-1168
Publication date:
2006-09-05
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EISSN:
1546-1726
ISSN:
1097-6256
URN:
uuid:9850df39-e5e9-4009-8b38-3c81c512521e
Source identifiers:
10487
Local pid:
pubs:10487

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