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In the last few years, neuroscientists have begun to identify associations between individual differences in decision-making and features of neuroanatomy and neurophysiology. Different tendencies in decision making, such as tolerance for risk, delay or effort, have been linked to various neurobiological measures, such as morphometry, structural connectivity, functional connectivity or the function of neurotransmitter systems. Though far from immutable, these neural features may nonetheless be suitable as relatively stable biomarkers for different decision traits. The establishment of such markers would achieve one of the stated goals of neuroeconomics, which is to improve the prediction of economic behavior across different contexts.
This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Neuroeconomics. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms, may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Neuroeconomics, Volume 5, August 2015, 10.1016/j.cobeha.2015.08.004.
Kable, J. W., & Levy, I. (2015). Neural Markers of Individual Differences in Decision-making. Neuroeconomics, 5 100-107. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cobeha.2015.08.004
Date Posted: 14 July 2016