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Lateral Prefrontal Cortex and Self-Control in Intertemporal Choice

Nature Neuroscience, March 2010

Columbia Business School Research Paper

2 Pages Posted: 9 Nov 2011  

Bernd Figner

Columbia University

daria knoch

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Eric J. Johnson

Columbia Business School - Marketing

Amy Krosch

Columbia University

Sarah H Lisanby

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Ernst Fehr

University of Zurich - Department of Economics

Elke U. Weber

Columbia Business School - Management & Psychology

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Date Written: February 17, 2010

Abstract

Disruption of function of left, but not right, lateral prefrontal cortex (LPFC) with low-frequency repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) increased choices of immediate rewards over larger delayed rewards. RTMS did not change choices involving only delayed rewards or valuation judgments of immediate and delayed rewards, providing causal evidence for a neural lateral-prefrontal cortex-based self-control mechanism in intertemporal choice.

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Figner, Bernd and knoch, daria and Johnson, Eric J. and Krosch, Amy and Lisanby, Sarah H and Fehr, Ernst and Weber, Elke U., Lateral Prefrontal Cortex and Self-Control in Intertemporal Choice (February 17, 2010). Nature Neuroscience, March 2010; Columbia Business School Research Paper . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1957303

Bernd Figner

Columbia University ( email )

3022 Broadway
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Daria Knoch

affiliation not provided to SSRN ( email )

Eric J. Johnson (Contact Author)

Columbia Business School - Marketing ( email )

New York, NY 10027
United States

Amy Krosch

Columbia University ( email )

3022 Broadway
New York, NY 10027
United States

Sarah H Lisanby

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Ernst Fehr

University of Zurich - Department of Economics ( email )

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Elke U. Weber

Columbia Business School - Management & Psychology ( email )

3022 Broadway
New York, NY 10027
United States

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