The human orbitofrontal cortex monitors outcomes even when no reward is at stake

@article{Schnider2005TheHO,
  title={The human orbitofrontal cortex monitors outcomes even when no reward is at stake},
  author={Armin Schnider and Valerie Treyer and Alfred Buck},
  journal={Neuropsychologia},
  year={2005},
  volume={43},
  pages={316-323}
}
The orbitofrontal cortex (OFC) processes the occurrence or omission of anticipated rewards, but clinical evidence suggests that it might serve as a generic outcome monitoring system, independent of tangible reward. In this positron emission tomography (PET) study, normal human subjects performed a series of tasks in which they simply had to predict behind which one of two colored rectangles a drawing of an object was hidden. While all tasks involved anticipation in that they had an expectation… CONTINUE READING
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