Neurons in the Frontal Lobe Encode the Value of Multiple Decision Variables

@article{Kennerley2009NeuronsIT,
  title={Neurons in the Frontal Lobe Encode the Value of Multiple Decision Variables},
  author={Steven W. Kennerley and Aspandiar F. Dahmubed and Antonio H. Lara and Jonathan D. Wallis},
  journal={Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience},
  year={2009},
  volume={21},
  pages={1162-1178}
}
A central question in behavioral science is how we select among choice alternatives to obtain consistently the most beneficial outcomes. Three variables are particularly important when making a decision: the potential payoff, the probability of success, and the cost in terms of time and effort. A key brain region in decision making is the frontal cortex as damage here impairs the ability to make optimal choices across a range of decision types. We simultaneously recorded the activity of… CONTINUE READING

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