Deciding Advantageously Before Knowing the Advantageous Strategy

  title={Deciding Advantageously Before Knowing the Advantageous Strategy},
  author={A. Bechara and H. Damasio and D. Tranel and A. Damasio},
  pages={1293 - 1295}
  • A. Bechara, H. Damasio, +1 author A. Damasio
  • Published 1997
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Science
  • Deciding advantageously in a complex situation is thought to require overt reasoning on declarative knowledge, namely, on facts pertaining to premises, options for action, and outcomes of actions that embody the pertinent previous experience. An alternative possibility was investigated: that overt reasoning is preceded by a nonconscious biasing step that uses neural systems other than those that support declarative knowledge. Normal participants and patients with prefrontal damage and decision… CONTINUE READING
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