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Author Sommer, Tobias ♦ Peters, Jan ♦ Gläscher, Jan ♦ Büchel, Christian
Source SpringerLink
Content type Text
Publisher Springer-Verlag
File Format PDF
Copyright Year ©2009
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Technology ♦ Medicine & health
Subject Keyword Orbitofrontal cortex (OFC) ♦ Medial OFC ♦ Lateral OFC ♦ Regret ♦ Decision-making ♦ Counterfactual thinking ♦ Cell Biology ♦ Neurology ♦ Neurosciences
Abstract The influence of counterfactual thinking and regret on choice behavior has been widely acknowledged in economic science (Bell in Oper Res 30:961–981, 1982; Kahneman and Tversky in Judgment under uncertainty: heuristics and biases. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp 201–210, 1982; Loomes and Sugden in Econ J 92:805–824, 1982). Neuroimaging studies have only recently begun to explore the neural correlates of this psychological factor and orbitofrontal cortex (OFC) activity was observed in several of them depending of the exact characteristics of the employed paradigm. This selective OFC involvement and, moreover, a consistently found dissociation of medial and lateral OFC activity clusters allow inferences to the function of this structure in counterfactual thinking and regret. Vice versa, the differential contribution of OFC subregions to these processes also adds evidence to the current debate on the function of this cortical structure in decision-making that attracted increasing attention in recent years.
ISSN 18632653
Age Range 18 to 22 years ♦ above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 2009-09-16
Publisher Place Berlin/Heidelberg
e-ISSN 18632661
Journal Anatomy and Embryology
Volume Number 213
Issue Number 6
Page Count 17
Starting Page 535
Ending Page 551


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