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Ready…Go: Amplitude of the fMRI Signal Encodes Expectation of Cue Arrival Time
What happens when the brain awaits a signal of uncertain arrival time, as when a sprinter waits for the starting pistol? And what happens just after the starting pistol fires? Using functional magnetic resonance imaging ...
Congruence of BOLD Response across Intertemporal Choice Conditions: Fictive and Real Money Gains and Losses
(Society for Neuroscience, 2009-07-08)
Intertemporal choice is predicated on the valuation of commodities with respect to delay until their receipt. Subjective value of a future outcome decreases, or is discounted, as a function of that delay (Bickel and Johnson, ...
Neural responses to sanction threats in two-party economic exchange
Sanctions are used ubiquitously to enforce obedience to social norms. However, recent field studies and laboratory experiments have demonstrated that cooperation is sometimes reduced when incentives meant to promote prosocial ...