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Thursday, February 01, 2007
Neural Basis of Loss Aversion
Tom et al show that activity in the ventral striatum and ventromedial prefrontal cortex appears to correlate with judgments of potential loses versus gains in monetary choices. Activity in brain structures thought to mediate negative emotions in decision-making (such as the amygdala or anterior insula) does not change.