The neural mechanisms of affect infusion in social economic decision-making: A mediating role of the anterior insula

@article{Harl2012TheNM,
  title={The neural mechanisms of affect infusion in social economic decision-making: A mediating role of the anterior insula},
  author={Katia M. Harl{\'e} and Luke J. Chang and Mascha van 't Wout and Alan G. Sanfey},
  journal={NeuroImage},
  year={2012},
  volume={61},
  pages={32-40}
}
Though emotions have been shown to have sometimes dramatic effects on decision-making, the neural mechanisms mediating these biases are relatively unexplored. Here, we investigated how incidental affect (i.e. emotional states unrelated to the decision at hand) may influence decisions, and how these biases are implemented in the brain. Nineteen adult participants made decisions which involved accepting or rejecting monetary offers from others in an Ultimatum Game while undergoing functional… Expand
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