Emotion, decision making and the orbitofrontal cortex.

  title={Emotion, decision making and the orbitofrontal cortex.},
  author={Antoine Bechara and Hanna Damasio and Antonio R. Damasio},
  journal={Cerebral cortex},
  volume={10 3},
The somatic marker hypothesis provides a systems-level neuroanatomical and cognitive framework for decision making and the influence on it by emotion. The key idea of this hypothesis is that decision making is a process that is influenced by marker signals that arise in bioregulatory processes, including those that express themselves in emotions and feelings. This influence can occur at multiple levels of operation, some of which occur consciously and some of which occur non-consciously. Here… 

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