Ventromedial prefrontal cortex activation is critical for preference judgments

  title={Ventromedial prefrontal cortex activation is critical for preference judgments},
  author={Martin P. Paulus and Lawrence R. Frank},
&NA; Preference judgment, the process of selecting a response from several alternatives based on which alternative the subject likes best, is an important aspect of daily life. The current study examined whether neural substrates that are thought to be critical for generating somatic markers are involved in preference judgments. Fifteen healthy, right‐handed subjects performed a preference judgment task during functional magnetic resonance imaging. The medial frontal gyrus was significantly… 

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  • Psychology, Biology
    Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. Series B: Biological Sciences
  • 1998
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