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The Emotional Brain Weighs Its Options

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Science  04 Aug 2006:
Vol. 313, Issue 5787, pp. 600-601
DOI: 10.1126/science.313.5787.600b

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A team of cognitive neuroscientists reports findings on page 684 of this issue of Science that link the so-called framing effect, in which the language used to describe options often influences people's choices, to neural activity in a key emotion center in the human brain, the amygdala. (Read more.)