Damage to insula abolishes cognitive distortions during simulated gambling.

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Gambling is a naturalistic example of risky decision-making. During gambling, players typically display an array of cognitive biases that create a distorted expectancy of winning. This study investigated brain regions underpinning gambling-related cognitive distortions, contrasting patients with focal brain lesions to the ventromedial prefrontal cortex… (More)
DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1322295111

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