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Better Than Conscious?Decision Making, the Human Mind, and Implications For Institutions$
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Christoph Engel and Wolf Singer

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780262195805

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: May 2016

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262195805.001.0001

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Neuronal Correlates of Decision Making

Neuronal Correlates of Decision Making

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(p.125) 6 Neuronal Correlates of Decision Making
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Better Than Conscious?
Author(s):

Michael Platt

Peter Dayan

Stanislas Dehaene

Kevin McCabe

Randolf Menzel

Elizabeth Phelps

Hilke Plassmann

Roger Ratcliff

Michael Shadlen

Wolf Singer

Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262195805.003.0006

Decision making involves selection from sets of options based on current evidence about the state of the world and estimates of the value or utility of different outcomes. The neural correlates of evidence assessment that guide simple perceptual judgments are now well understood, and we argue that this process can serve as a simple model for organizing behavioral and neural correlates of decision making in more complex contexts, including those that involve economic transactions, social interaction, emotional stimulation, and conscious awareness. Bridging the methodological and theoretical gaps between simple and more complicated decision problems remains a fundamental, but in our view soluble, challenge for understanding the neurobiology of decision making.

Keywords:   Strüngmann Forum Reports, consciousness, decision making, value-based, emotion, neurobiology of decision making, neuronal noise, perceptual decision making, subliminal decision making, value systems

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