Disruption of Right Prefrontal Cortex by Low-Frequency Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Induces Risk-Taking Behavior

  title={Disruption of Right Prefrontal Cortex by Low-Frequency Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Induces Risk-Taking Behavior},
  author={D. Knoch and L. Gianotti and A. Pascual-Leone and V. Treyer and M. Regard and M. Hohmann and P. Brugger},
  journal={The Journal of Neuroscience},
  pages={6469 - 6472}
  • D. Knoch, L. Gianotti, +4 authors P. Brugger
  • Published 2006
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The Journal of Neuroscience
  • Decisions require careful weighing of the risks and benefits associated with a choice. Some people need to be offered large rewards to balance even minimal risks, whereas others take great risks in the hope for an only minimal benefit. We show here that risk-taking is a modifiable behavior that depends on right hemisphere prefrontal activity. We used low-frequency, repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation to transiently disrupt left or right dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC) function… CONTINUE READING
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