Lateral prefrontal cortex and self-control in intertemporal choice

Bernd Figner, Daria Knoch, Eric J. Johnson, Amy R. Krosch, Sarah H. Lisanby, Ernst Fehr, Elke U. Weber

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)538-539
Number of pages2
JournalNature neuroscience
Volume13
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Neuroscience(all)

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    Figner, B., Knoch, D., Johnson, E. J., Krosch, A. R., Lisanby, S. H., Fehr, E., & Weber, E. U. (2010). Lateral prefrontal cortex and self-control in intertemporal choice. Nature neuroscience, 13(5), 538-539. https://doi.org/10.1038/nn.2516