abstract Mukesh Dhamala

Mukesh Dhamala (Georgia State University, Atlanta, USA)

The neural basis of human decision-making

Our everyday life involves making a variety of decisions, perceptual to social. How does the brain form these decisions? Is there a 'decision-maker' brain region or network of regions? What is the precise role of the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex in decision-making processes? To contribute to answering these questions, we recently conducted functional neuroimaging experiments using perceptual categorization tasks and economics games. In this talk, I will describe our findings from these experiments on brain activity and networks associated with a sense of unfairness and brain network-switching processes leading to perceptual decision-making.