Neuropsychological study of decision-making behavior under ambiguous and risky situations

Takeaway

  • Decision-making functions of patients with ventral prefrontal cortex (VPFC) and dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC) tumors were impaired to varying degrees compared with healthy controls.

Why this matters

  • Decision-making is important for executive function, and it is known that different types of anatomical or functional brain damage can lead to decision-making impairments.

  • This study has the potential to provide insights of how different brain regions of the prefrontal cortex regulate decision-making.