Human Frontal-Subcortical Circuit and Asymmetric Belief Updating.

  title={Human Frontal-Subcortical Circuit and Asymmetric Belief Updating.},
  author={Christina Moutsiana and Caroline J. Charpentier and Neil E. Garrett and Michael X. Cohen and Tali Sharot},
  journal={The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience},
  volume={35 42},
UNLABELLED How humans integrate information to form beliefs about reality is a question that has engaged scientists for centuries, yet the biological system supporting this process is not well understood. One of the most salient attributes of information is valence. Whether a piece of news is good or bad is critical in determining whether it will alter our beliefs. Here, we reveal a frontal-subcortical circuit in the left hemisphere that is simultaneously associated with enhanced integration of… CONTINUE READING
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