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Correspondence: Are Cognitive Functions Localizable? Colin Camerer et al. versus Marieke van Rooij and John G. Holden

Camerer, Colin and Smith, Alec and Kuhnen, Camelia M. and Wargo, Donald T. and Samanez-Larkin, Gregory and Montague, Read and Levy, Dino J. and Smith, David and Meshi, Dar and Kenning, Peter H. and Clithero, John and Weber, Bernd and Hare, Todd and Huettel, Scott and Josephson, Camilla and d’Acremont, Mathieu and Knoch, Daria and Krajbich, Ian and De Martino, Benedetto and Mohr, Peter N. C. and Barton, Jan and Halko, Marja-Liisa and Chick, Christina F. and Gianotti, Lorena and Heekeren, Hauke R. (2013) Correspondence: Are Cognitive Functions Localizable? Colin Camerer et al. versus Marieke van Rooij and John G. Holden. Journal of Economic Perspectives, 27 (2). pp. 247-250. ISSN 0895-3309. https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20130613-073015014

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Abstract

The Fall 2011 issue of this journal published a two-paper section on “Neuroeconomics.” One paper, by Ernst Fehr and Antonio Rangel, clearly and concisely summarized a small part of the fast-growing literature. The second paper, “It’s about Space, It’s about Time, Neuroeconomics, and the Brain Sublime,” by Marieke van Rooij and Guy Van Orden, is beautifully written and enjoyable to read, but misleading in many critical ways. A number of economists and neuroscientists working at the intersection of the two fields shared our reaction and have signed this letter, as shown below. Some of the paper’s descriptions of empirical findings and methods in neuroeconomics are incomplete, badly out of date, or flatly wrong. In studies the authors describe in detail, their skeptical interpretations have often been refuted by published data, old and new, that they overlook.


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Official Citation:2013. "Correspondence: Are Cognitive Functions Localizable? Colin Camerer et al. versus Marieke van Rooij and John G. Holden." Journal of Economic Perspectives, 27(2): 247-252
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