Neurobiology of decision-making: risk and reward.


Neurological patients with bilateral ventromedial (VM) lesions of the prefrontal cortex often deny, or they are not aware that they have a problem. Furthermore, they often pursue actions that bring some reward in the immediate run, despite severe long-term consequences such as the loss of job, home, and family. The somatic marker hypothesis, which provides… (More)


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@article{Bechara2001NeurobiologyOD, title={Neurobiology of decision-making: risk and reward.}, author={Antoine Bechara}, journal={Seminars in clinical neuropsychiatry}, year={2001}, volume={6 3}, pages={205-16} }