Agent-specific responses in the cingulate cortex during economic exchanges.

@article{Tomlin2006AgentspecificRI,
  title={Agent-specific responses in the cingulate cortex during economic exchanges.},
  author={Damon Tomlin and M. Amin Kayali and Brooks King-Casas and Cedric Anen and Colin F. Camerer and Steven Quartz and P. Read Montague},
  journal={Science},
  year={2006},
  volume={312 5776},
  pages={1047-50}
}
Interactions with other responsive agents lie at the core of all social exchange. During a social exchange with a partner, one fundamental variable that must be computed correctly is who gets credit for a shared outcome; this assignment is crucial for deciding on an optimal level of cooperation that avoids simple exploitation. We carried out an iterated, two-person economic exchange and made simultaneous hemodynamic measurements from each player's brain. These joint measurements revealed agent… CONTINUE READING
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