Adaptive versus veridical decision making and the frontal lobes

Consciousness and Cognition 8 (3):364-377 (1999)
Adaptive decision making and veridical decision making are based on different mechanisms. Veridical decision making is based on the identification of the correct response, which is intrinsic to the external situation and is actor-independent. Adaptive decision making is actor-centered and is guided by the actor's priorities. The prefrontal cortex is particularly critical for adaptive decision making and less so for veridical decision making. However, most experimental procedures used in cognitive psychology and neuropsychology focus on veridical decision making and ignore adaptive decision making. Innovative experimental procedures are required to characterize the contribution of the prefrontal cortex to adaptive decision making. We have designed a prototype for such procedures, the Cognitive Bias Task, and present the novel findings generated by this task.
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1006/ccog.1999.0395
 Save to my reading list
Follow the author(s)
My bibliography
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Revision history Request removal from index
Download options
PhilPapers Archive

Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy on self-archival     Papers currently archived: 16,658
External links
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library
References found in this work BETA

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA
Jing Zhu (2004). Locating Volition. Consciousness and Cognition 13 (2):302-322.
Andreas Ortmann (2008). Prospecting Neuroeconomics. Economics and Philosophy 24 (3):431-448.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Monthly downloads

Added to index


Total downloads

18 ( #152,160 of 1,725,935 )

Recent downloads (6 months)

3 ( #210,870 of 1,725,935 )

How can I increase my downloads?

My notes
Sign in to use this feature

Start a new thread
There  are no threads in this forum
Nothing in this forum yet.