Different Contributions of the Human Amygdala and Ventromedial Prefrontal Cortex to Decision-Making

@article{Bechara1999DifferentCO,
  title={Different Contributions of the Human Amygdala and Ventromedial Prefrontal Cortex to Decision-Making},
  author={A. Bechara and H. Damasio and A. Damasio and G. P. Lee},
  journal={The Journal of Neuroscience},
  year={1999},
  volume={19},
  pages={5473 - 5481}
}
  • A. Bechara, H. Damasio, +1 author G. P. Lee
  • Published 1999
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The Journal of Neuroscience
  • The somatic marker hypothesis proposes that decision-making is a process that depends on emotion. Studies have shown that damage of the ventromedial prefrontal (VMF) cortex precludes the ability to use somatic (emotional) signals that are necessary for guiding decisions in the advantageous direction. However, given the role of the amygdala in emotional processing, we asked whether amygdala damage also would interfere with decision-making. Furthermore, we asked whether there might be a… CONTINUE READING
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