Phineas gauged: decision-making and the human prefrontal cortex

  title={Phineas gauged: decision-making and the human prefrontal cortex},
  author={Alan G. Sanfey and Reid Hastie and Mary K. Colvin and Jordan Grafman},
Poor social judgment and decision-making abilities have often been attributed to people who have suffered injury to the ventromedial prefrontal cortex (VMPFC). However, few laboratory tests of decision-making have been conducted on these patients. The exception to this is the Iowa Gambling Task which has often, but not always, demonstrated differential performance between patients and controls. Results from patients with prefrontal cortex lesions on a novel test of decision-making are presented… CONTINUE READING


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