What are the Odds? The Neural Correlates of Active Choice during Gambling

@inproceedings{Studer2012WhatAT,
  title={What are the Odds? The Neural Correlates of Active Choice during Gambling},
  author={Bettina Studer and Annemieke M. Apergis-Schoute and Trevor W. Robbins and Luke Clark},
  booktitle={Front. Neurosci.},
  year={2012}
}
Gambling is a widespread recreational activity and requires pitting the values of potential wins and losses against their probability of occurrence. Neuropsychological research showed that betting behavior on laboratory gambling tasks is highly sensitive to focal lesions to the ventromedial prefrontal cortex (vmPFC) and insula. In the current study, we assessed the neural basis of betting choices in healthy participants, using functional magnetic resonance imaging of the Roulette Betting Task… CONTINUE READING
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