Reward and Social Valuation Deficits following Ventromedial Prefrontal Damage

@article{Moretti2009RewardAS,
  title={Reward and Social Valuation Deficits following Ventromedial Prefrontal Damage},
  author={Laura Moretti and Davide Dragone and Giuseppe Di Pellegrino},
  journal={Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience},
  year={2009},
  volume={21},
  pages={128-140}
}
Lesion and imaging studies have implicated the ventromedial prefrontal cortex (vmPFC) in economic decisions and social interactions, yet its exact functions remain unclear. Here, we investigated the hypothesis that the vmPFC represents the subjective value or desirability of future outcomes during social decision-making. Both vmPFC-damaged patients and control participants acted as the responder in a single-round ultimatum game. To test outcome valuation, we contrasted concrete, immediately… 
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