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Advances in understanding ventromedial prefrontal function
The accountant joins the executive

March 27, 2007 issue
68 (13) 991-995

Abstract

Studies of the brain basis of decision-making and economic behavior are providing a new perspective on the organization and functions of human prefrontal cortex. This line of inquiry has focused particularly on the ventral and medial portions of prefrontal cortex, arguably the most enigmatic regions of the “enigmatic frontal lobes.” This review highlights recent advances in the cognitive neuroscience of decision making and neuroeconomics and discusses how these findings can inform clinical thinking about frontal lobe dysfunction.

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Volume 68Number 13March 27, 2007
Pages: 991-995
PubMed: 17389302

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Published online: March 26, 2007
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Lesley K. Fellows, MDCM, DPhil
From the Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

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Address correspondence and reprint requests to Dr Fellows, Montreal Neurological Institute, 3801 University St., Rm. 276, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3A 2B4; e-mail: [email protected]

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