Contributions of the prefrontal cortex to the neural basis of human decision making.

  title={Contributions of the prefrontal cortex to the neural basis of human decision making.},
  author={Daniel C. Krawczyk},
  journal={Neuroscience and biobehavioral reviews},
  volume={26 6},
The neural basis of decision making has been an elusive concept largely due to the many subprocesses associated with it. Recent efforts involving neuroimaging, neuropsychological studies, and animal work indicate that the prefrontal cortex plays a central role in several of these subprocesses. The frontal lobes are involved in tasks ranging from making binary choices to making multi-attribute decisions that require explicit deliberation and integration of diverse sources of information. In… CONTINUE READING
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