Common and Unique Representations in pFC for Face and Place Attractiveness

@article{Pegors2015CommonAU,
  title={Common and Unique Representations in pFC for Face and Place Attractiveness},
  author={Teresa K. Pegors and Joseph W. Kable and Anjan Chatterjee and Russell A. Epstein},
  journal={Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience},
  year={2015},
  volume={27},
  pages={959-973}
}
Although previous neuroimaging research has identified overlapping correlates of subjective value across different reward types in the ventromedial pFC (vmPFC), it is not clear whether this “common currency” evaluative signal extends to the aesthetic domain. To examine this issue, we scanned human participants with fMRI while they made attractiveness judgments of faces and places—two stimulus categories that are associated with different underlying rewards, have very different visual properties… CONTINUE READING
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