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|Title:||Emotion, decision-making and the brain|
|Author(s):||Luke J. Chang, Alan G. Sanfey|
|Volume:||20 Editor(s): Daniel Houser, Kevin McCabe ISBN: 978-1-84855-304-0 eISBN: 978-1-84855-305-7|
|Citation:||Luke J. Chang, Alan G. Sanfey (2008), Emotion, decision-making and the brain, in Daniel Houser, Kevin McCabe (ed.) Neuroeconomics (Advances in Health Economics and Health Services Research, Volume 20), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp.31-53|
|DOI:||10.1016/S0731-2199(08)20002-6 (Permanent URL)|
|Publisher:||Emerald Group Publishing Limited|
|Article type:||Chapter Item|
Purpose – Initial explorations in the burgeoning field of neuroeconomics have highlighted evidence supporting a potential dissociation between a fast automatic system and a slow deliberative controlled system. Growing research in the role of emotion in decision-making has attempted to draw parallels to the automatic system. This chapter will discuss a theoretical framework for understanding the role of emotion in decision-making and evidence supporting the underlying neural substrates.
Design/Methodology/Approach – This chapter applies a conceptual framework to understanding the role of emotion in decision-making, and emphasizes a distinction between expected and immediate emotions. Expected emotions refer to anticipated emotional states associated with a given decision that are never actually experienced. Immediate emotions, however, are experienced at the time of decision, and either can occur in response to a particular decision or merely as a result of a transitory fluctuation. This chapter will review research from the neuroeconomics literature that supports a neural dissociation between these two classes of emotion and also discuss a few interpretive caveats.
Findings – Several lines of research including regret, uncertainty, social decision-making, and moral decision-making have yielded evidence consistent with our formulization – expected and immediate emotions may invoke dissociable neural systems.
Originality/value – This chapter provides a more specific conceptualization of the mediating role of emotions in the decision-making process, which has important implications for understanding the interacting neural systems underlying the interface between emotion and cognition – a topic of immediate value to anyone investigating topics within the context of social-cognitive-affective-neuroscience.
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