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Social neuroeconomics: the neural circuitry of social preferences

Fehr, Ernst and Camerer, Colin F. (2007) Social neuroeconomics: the neural circuitry of social preferences. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 11 (10). pp. 419-427. ISSN 1364-6613. doi:10.1016/j.tics.2007.09.002.

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Combining the methods of neuroscience and economics generates powerful tools for studying the brain processes behind human social interaction. We argue that hedonic interpretations of theories of social preferences provide a useful framework that generates interesting predictions and helps interpret brain activations involved in altruistic, fair and trusting behaviors. These behaviors are consistently associated with activation in reward-related brain areas, such as the striatum, and with prefrontal activity implicated in cognitive control, the processing of emotions, and integration of benefits and costs, consistent with resolution of a conflict between self-interest and other-regarding motives.

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Additional Information:© 2007 Elsevier Ltd. Available online 2 October 2007.
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Official Citation:Ernst Fehr, Colin F. Camerer, Social neuroeconomics: the neural circuitry of social preferences, Trends in Cognitive Sciences, Volume 11, Issue 10, October 2007, Pages 419-427, ISSN 1364-6613, DOI: 10.1016/j.tics.2007.09.002.
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