Neurobiology of Decision-Making

  • A. R. Damasio
  • H. Damasio
  • Y. Christen

Part of the Research and Perspectives in Neurosciences book series (NEUROSCIENCE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XI
  2. D. N. Pandya, E. H. Yeterian
    Pages 13-46
  3. M. Raleigh, M. McGuire, W. Melega, S. Cherry, S.-C. Huang, M. Phelps
    Pages 63-82
  4. G. S. Berns, T. J. Sejnowski
    Pages 101-113
  5. N. S. Sutherland
    Pages 145-156
  6. R. Adolphs, D. Tranel, A. Bechara, H. Damasio, A. R. Damasio
    Pages 157-179
  7. P. S. Churchland
    Pages 181-199
  8. J. Altman
    Pages 201-206
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 207-209

About this book


Until now decision-making has been studied in the fields of psychology, artificial intelligence, and economics - to name just a few - while neuroscientific research has paid only little attention to it. But now the importance of decision-making has become indisputable, especially in the context of reasoning processes that culminate in the personal and social decisions that define rationality. This book contains articles by leading researchers in experimental neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, neuropsychology, neurochemistry, neurocomputation, experimental psychology, and philosophy, discussing the contributions made by these disciplines to the emerging field of neurobiology of decision-making.


Denken Logisches Denken Neurobiologie Neuronale Netze Neuropsychologie attention biology computational neuroscience decision-making neural networks neurobiology neuropsychology neuroscience physiology reasoning

Editors and affiliations

  • A. R. Damasio
    • 1
  • H. Damasio
    • 1
  • Y. Christen
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Neurology Division of Cognitive NeuroscienceThe University of Iowa College of MedicineIowa CityUSA
  2. 2.Fondation IPSENParis Cedex 16France

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-79930-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-79928-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0945-6082
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