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The neural basis of responsibility attribution in decision-making

(2013) PLOS ONE. 8(11).
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Social responsibility links personal behavior with societal expectations and plays a key role in affecting an agent's emotional state following a decision. However, the neural basis of responsibility attribution remains unclear. In two previous event-related brain potential (ERP) studies we found that personal responsibility modulated outcome evaluation in gambling tasks. Here we conducted a functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) study to identify particular brain regions that mediate responsibility attribution. In a context involving team cooperation, participants completed a task with their teammates and on each trial received feedback about team success and individual success sequentially. We found that brain activity differed between conditions involving team success vs. team failure. Further, different brain regions were associated with reinforcement of behavior by social praise vs. monetary reward. Specifically, right temporoparietal junction (RTPJ) was associated with social pride whereas dorsal striatum and dorsal anterior cingulate cortex (ACC) were related to reinforcement of behaviors leading to personal gain. The present study provides evidence that the RTPJ is an important region for determining whether self-generated behaviors are deserving of praise in a social context.
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General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology, General Agricultural and Biological Sciences, General Medicine, RIGHT TEMPOROPARIETAL JUNCTION, ANTERIOR CINGULATE CORTEX, SOCIAL COGNITION, HUMAN BRAIN, REGRET, MIND, DIFFUSION, CHOICE, REWARD, FMRI

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Li, Peng, et al. “The Neural Basis of Responsibility Attribution in Decision-Making.” PLOS ONE, edited by Frank Krueger, vol. 8, no. 11, 2013.
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Li, P., Shen, Y., Sui, X., Chen, C., Feng, T., Li, H., & Holroyd, C. (2013). The neural basis of responsibility attribution in decision-making. PLOS ONE, 8(11).
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Li, Peng, Yue Shen, Xue Sui, Changming Chen, Tingyong Feng, Hong Li, and Clay Holroyd. 2013. “The Neural Basis of Responsibility Attribution in Decision-Making.” Edited by Frank Krueger. PLOS ONE 8 (11).
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Li, Peng, Yue Shen, Xue Sui, Changming Chen, Tingyong Feng, Hong Li, and Clay Holroyd. 2013. “The Neural Basis of Responsibility Attribution in Decision-Making.” Ed by. Frank Krueger. PLOS ONE 8 (11).
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Li P, Shen Y, Sui X, Chen C, Feng T, Li H, et al. The neural basis of responsibility attribution in decision-making. Krueger F, editor. PLOS ONE. 2013;8(11).
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P. Li et al., “The neural basis of responsibility attribution in decision-making,” PLOS ONE, vol. 8, no. 11, 2013.
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  abstract     = {Social responsibility links personal behavior with societal expectations and plays a key role in affecting an agent's emotional state following a decision. However, the neural basis of responsibility attribution remains unclear. In two previous event-related brain potential (ERP) studies we found that personal responsibility modulated outcome evaluation in gambling tasks. Here we conducted a functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) study to identify particular brain regions that mediate responsibility attribution. In a context involving team cooperation, participants completed a task with their teammates and on each trial received feedback about team success and individual success sequentially. We found that brain activity differed between conditions involving team success vs. team failure. Further, different brain regions were associated with reinforcement of behavior by social praise vs. monetary reward. Specifically, right temporoparietal junction (RTPJ) was associated with social pride whereas dorsal striatum and dorsal anterior cingulate cortex (ACC) were related to reinforcement of behaviors leading to personal gain. The present study provides evidence that the RTPJ is an important region for determining whether self-generated behaviors are deserving of praise in a social context.},
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  author       = {Li, Peng and Shen, Yue and Sui, Xue and Chen, Changming and Feng, Tingyong and Li, Hong and Holroyd, Clay},
  editor       = {Krueger, Frank},
  issn         = {1932-6203},
  journal      = {PLOS ONE},
  keywords     = {General Biochemistry,Genetics and Molecular Biology,General Agricultural and Biological Sciences,General Medicine,RIGHT TEMPOROPARIETAL JUNCTION,ANTERIOR CINGULATE CORTEX,SOCIAL COGNITION,HUMAN BRAIN,REGRET,MIND,DIFFUSION,CHOICE,REWARD,FMRI},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {11},
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  title        = {The neural basis of responsibility attribution in decision-making},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0080389},
  volume       = {8},
  year         = {2013},
}

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