Group leader: Sylvie Granon

Neurobiology of Decision Making

In brief

The execution of behaviors appropriate in time and space require the subject to produce successive planned actions for which he has to estimate costs and benefits. Beside the impact of motivations which guide its behavior, these actions integrate external stimuli, autobiographical parameters (through memory processes) and emotional features. In everyday life situations, making choices request to deal with concurrent motivations. Decision-making processes are efficient when the subject is able to integrate appropriately the value of reinforcements (benefits) which he anticipates.