Neural Population Decoding Reveals the Intrinsic Positivity of the Self

@article{Chavez2017NeuralPD,
  title={Neural Population Decoding Reveals the Intrinsic Positivity of the Self},
  author={Robert S. Chavez and Todd F. Heatherton and Dylan D. Wagner},
  journal={Cerebral Cortex},
  year={2017},
  volume={27},
  pages={5222–5229}
}
Abstract People are motivated to hold favorable views of themselves, which manifests as a positivity bias when evaluating their own performance and abilities. However, it remains an open question whether positive affect is an essential component of people's self‐concept. Prior functional neuroimaging research demonstrated that similar regions of the brain support positive affect and self‐referential processing, although a direct test of their shared representation has yet to be examined. Here… 

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