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The neural basis of economic decision-making in the Ultimatum Game.
Science. 2003 Jun 13; 300(5626):1755-8.Sci

Abstract

The nascent field of neuroeconomics seeks to ground economic decision making in the biological substrate of the brain. We used functional magnetic resonance imaging of Ultimatum Game players to investigate neural substrates of cognitive and emotional processes involved in economic decision-making. In this game, two players split a sum of money;one player proposes a division and the other can accept or reject this. We scanned players as they responded to fair and unfair proposals. Unfair offers elicited activity in brain areas related to both emotion (anterior insula) and cognition (dorsolateral prefrontal cortex). Further, significantly heightened activity in anterior insula for rejected unfair offers suggests an important role for emotions in decision-making.

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Center for the Study of Brain, Mind and Behavior, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

12805551

Citation

Sanfey, Alan G., et al. "The Neural Basis of Economic Decision-making in the Ultimatum Game." Science (New York, N.Y.), vol. 300, no. 5626, 2003, pp. 1755-8.
Sanfey AG, Rilling JK, Aronson JA, et al. The neural basis of economic decision-making in the Ultimatum Game. Science. 2003;300(5626):1755-8.
Sanfey, A. G., Rilling, J. K., Aronson, J. A., Nystrom, L. E., & Cohen, J. D. (2003). The neural basis of economic decision-making in the Ultimatum Game. Science (New York, N.Y.), 300(5626), 1755-8.
Sanfey AG, et al. The Neural Basis of Economic Decision-making in the Ultimatum Game. Science. 2003 Jun 13;300(5626):1755-8. PubMed PMID: 12805551.
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TY - JOUR T1 - The neural basis of economic decision-making in the Ultimatum Game. AU - Sanfey,Alan G, AU - Rilling,James K, AU - Aronson,Jessica A, AU - Nystrom,Leigh E, AU - Cohen,Jonathan D, PY - 2003/6/14/pubmed PY - 2003/7/2/medline PY - 2003/6/14/entrez SP - 1755 EP - 8 JF - Science (New York, N.Y.) JO - Science VL - 300 IS - 5626 N2 - The nascent field of neuroeconomics seeks to ground economic decision making in the biological substrate of the brain. We used functional magnetic resonance imaging of Ultimatum Game players to investigate neural substrates of cognitive and emotional processes involved in economic decision-making. In this game, two players split a sum of money;one player proposes a division and the other can accept or reject this. We scanned players as they responded to fair and unfair proposals. Unfair offers elicited activity in brain areas related to both emotion (anterior insula) and cognition (dorsolateral prefrontal cortex). Further, significantly heightened activity in anterior insula for rejected unfair offers suggests an important role for emotions in decision-making. SN - 1095-9203 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/12805551/The_neural_basis_of_economic_decision_making_in_the_Ultimatum_Game_ L2 - https:///www.science.org/doi/10.1126/science.1082976?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori:rid:crossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub=pubmed DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -