Neurocognitive mechanisms of decision making in Iowa Gambling Task



The article is devoted to the problem of understanding the decision making under uncertainty. The promising way of investigating the mechanisms of decision making is to use ecologically valid empirical models of decision-making situations. Iowa Gambling Task has been developed to allow research in ecological approach. One of the most prominent questions is to determine neural basis involved in holistic decision making. The article provides an overview of foreign publications and studies on the issue of decision making under uncertainty in case of Iowa Gambling Task.

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Keywords: Iowa Gambling Task, ventromedial prefrontal cortex, functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), orbitofrontal cortex, dorsolateral cortex, lesion studies

Journal rubric: Neurosciences and Cognitive Studies


For citation: Zinchenko O.O. Neurocognitive mechanisms of decision making in Iowa Gambling Task [Elektronnyi resurs]. Sovremennaia zarubezhnaia psikhologiia = Journal of Modern Foreign Psychology, 2016. Vol. 5, no. 4, pp. 50–58. DOI: 10.17759/jmfp.2016050405. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Oksana O. Zinchenko, Junior Research Fellow, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Russian Federation, Moscow, Russia, e-mail:



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