Strategizing in the Brain

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Science  13 Jun 2003:
Vol. 300, Issue 5626, pp. 1673-1675
DOI: 10.1126/science.1086215

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Economic theories, particularly game theory, have been used widely to predict the behavior of markets and corporations. In a new twist, as Camerer explains in his Perspective, neuroscience is now informing game theory. Functional magnetic resonance imaging reveals the regions of the brain that "light up" during the cognitive and emotional events that accompany economic decision-making ( Sanfey et al.).