The Role of Emotion in Decision Making

@article{Naqvi2006TheRO,
  title={The Role of Emotion in Decision Making},
  author={N. Naqvi and B. Shiv and A. Bechara},
  journal={Current Directions in Psychological Science},
  year={2006},
  volume={15},
  pages={260 - 264}
}
Decision making often occurs in the face of uncertainty about whether one's choices will lead to benefit or harm. The somatic-marker hypothesis is a neurobiological theory of how decisions are made in the face of uncertain outcome. This theory holds that such decisions are aided by emotions, in the form of bodily states, that are elicited during the deliberation of future consequences and that mark different options for behavior as being advantageous or disadvantageous. This process involves an… Expand
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