Insensitivity to future consequences following damage to human prefrontal cortex

  title={Insensitivity to future consequences following damage to human prefrontal cortex},
  author={A. Bechara and A. Damasio and H. Damasio and S. Anderson},
  • A. Bechara, A. Damasio, +1 author S. Anderson
  • Published 1994
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Cognition
  • Following damage to the ventromedial prefrontal cortex, humans develop a defect in real-life decision-making, which contrasts with otherwise normal intellectual functions. Currently, there is no neuropsychological probe to detect in the laboratory, and the cognitive and neural mechanisms responsible for this defect have resisted explanation. Here, using a novel task which simulates real-life decision-making in the way it factors uncertainty of premises and outcomes, as well as reward and… CONTINUE READING
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