Spatial gradient in value representation along the medial prefrontal cortex reflects individual differences in prosociality.

@article{Sul2015SpatialGI,
  title={Spatial gradient in value representation along the medial prefrontal cortex reflects individual differences in prosociality.},
  author={Sunhae Sul and Philippe N. Tobler and Grit Hein and Susanne Leiberg and Daehyun Jung and Ernst Fehr and Hackjin Kim},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={2015},
  volume={112 25},
  pages={
          7851-6
        }
}
Despite the importance of valuing another person's welfare for prosocial behavior, currently we have only a limited understanding of how these values are represented in the brain and, more importantly, how they give rise to individual variability in prosociality. In the present study, participants underwent functional magnetic resonance imaging while performing a prosocial learning task in which they could choose to benefit themselves and/or another person. Choice behavior indicated that… CONTINUE READING

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