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鈴木真介: “Contagious nature of human risk preference”

 

2016年06月09日  14:00 〜 15:30
CiNet 1F 大会議室A
鈴木真介

東北大学
学際科学フロンティア研究所

担当 : 春野雅彦 (PI)

Abstract:

Why do we on some occasions engage in risky behavior but not on other occasions? Here, we explore the neural mechanisms of one possible account: a contagion effect. Using neuroimaging combined with computational modeling, we show that if we observe others behaving in a risk-seeking/risk-averse fashion, we become in turn more/less prone to risky behavior, and the behavioral shift is specifically implemented via neural processing of risk in a brain region, caudate nucleus. We further show that functional connectivity between the caudate and the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, a region implicated in learning about others' risk-attitude, is associated with susceptibility to the contagion effect, providing an account for how our own behavior can be influenced through observing other agents.