Learning-Related Human Brain Activations Reflecting Individual Finances

  title={Learning-Related Human Brain Activations Reflecting Individual Finances},
  author={Philippe N. Tobler and Paul C. Fletcher and Edward T. Bullmore and Wolfram Schultz},
A basic tenet of microeconomics suggests that the subjective value of financial gains decreases with increasing assets of individuals ("marginal utility"). Using concepts from learning theory and microeconomics, we assessed the capacity of financial rewards to elicit behavioral and neuronal changes during reward-predictive learning in participants with different financial backgrounds. Behavioral learning speed during both acquisition and extinction correlated negatively with the assets of the… CONTINUE READING


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