Permanent URL to this publication: http://dx.doi.org/10.5167/uzh-50273
Fujiwara, J; Tobler, Philippe N; Taira, M; Iijima, T; Tsutsui, K I (2008). Personality-dependent dissociation of absolute and relative loss processing in orbitofrontal cortex. European Journal of Neuroscience, 27(6):1547-1552.
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A negative outcome can have motivational and emotional consequences on its own (absolute loss) or in comparison to alternative, better, outcomes (relative loss). The consequences of incurring a loss are moderated by personality factors such as neuroticism and introversion. However, the neuronal basis of this moderation is unknown. Here we investigated the neuronal basis of loss processing and personality with functional magnetic resonance imaging in a choice task. We separated absolute and relative financial loss by sequentially revealing the chosen and unchosen outcomes. With increasing neuroticism, activity in the left lateral orbitofrontal cortex (OFC) preferentially reflected relative rather than absolute losses. Conversely, with increasing introversion, activity in the right lateral OFC preferentially reflected absolute rather than relative losses. These results suggest that personality affects loss-related processing through the lateral OFC, and propose a dissociation of personality dimension and loss type on the neuronal level.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article, refereed, original work|
|Communities & Collections:||03 Faculty of Economics > Department of Economics
08 University Research Priority Programs > Foundations of Human Social Behavior: Altruism and Egoism
|Deposited On:||27 Oct 2011 14:25|
|Last Modified:||28 Nov 2013 00:38|
|ISSN:||0953-816X (P) 1460-9568 (E)|
|Additional Information:||The attached file is a preprint (accepted version) of an article published in The European journal of neuroscience“|
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