Anterior asymmetrical alpha activity predicts Iowa gambling performance: distinctly but reversed

@article{Schutter2004AnteriorAA,
  title={Anterior asymmetrical alpha activity predicts Iowa gambling performance: distinctly but reversed},
  author={Dennis J. L. G. Schutter and Edward H. F. de Haan and Jack van Honk},
  journal={Neuropsychologia},
  year={2004},
  volume={42},
  pages={939-943}
}
Animal research indicates that the prefrontal cortex (PFC) plays a crucial role in decision making. In concordance, deficits in decision making have been observed in human patients with damage to the PFC. Contemporary accounts of decision making suggest that emotion guides the process of decision making by ways of providing for reward-punishment contingencies. A task capable of assessing the influence of reward and punishment on decision making is the Iowa gambling task. In this task decisions… CONTINUE READING

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