3.1. The Somatic Marker Framework and the Neurological Basis of Decision Making

  1. Richard Ebstein,
  2. Simone Shamay-Tsoory and
  3. Soo Hong Chew
  1. Antoine Bechara

Published Online: 25 AUG 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118101803.ch10

From DNA to Social Cognition

From DNA to Social Cognition

How to Cite

Bechara, A. (2011) The Somatic Marker Framework and the Neurological Basis of Decision Making, in From DNA to Social Cognition (eds R. Ebstein, S. Shamay-Tsoory and S. H. Chew), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118101803.ch10

Editor Information

  1. University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel

Author Information

  1. Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, and Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 AUG 2011
  2. Published Print: 9 SEP 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470543962

Online ISBN: 9781118101803

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Keywords:

  • genes and decision making - somatic marker framework and neurological basis of decision making-core mechanisms, emotion to decision making;
  • somatic marker hypothesis - and “Iowa Gambling Task” (IGT) mimicking real-life decisions, influencing decision making contingencies;
  • somatic marker hypothesis of Damasio - neurobiological support, notion that people make judgments, evaluating consequences, at a gut or emotional level

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • A Brief Historical Perspective

  • Outline of the Somatic Marker Hypothesis

  • Testing the Somatic Marker Hypothesis

  • Emotion may not always be Beneficial to Decision Making

  • Critique of the Somatic Marker Framework

  • Conclusion

  • References