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Perceived ownership impacts reward evaluation within medial-frontal cortex.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23283801     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Ownership is a powerful construct. Indeed, in a series of recent studies, perceived ownership has been shown to increase attentional capacity, facilitate a memorial advantage, and elicit positive attitudes. Here, we sought to determine whether self-relevance would bias reward evaluation systems within the brain. To accomplish this, we had participants complete a simple gambling task during which they could "win" or "lose" prizes for themselves or for someone else, while electroencephalographic data were recorded. Our results indicated that the amplitude of the feedback error-related negativity, a component of the event-related brain potential sensitive to reward evaluation, was diminished when participants were not gambling for themselves. Furthermore, our data suggest that the ownership cues that indicated who would win or lose a given gamble either were processed as a potential for an increase in utility (i.e., gain: self-gambles) or were processed in a nonutilitarian manner (other-gambles). Importantly, our results suggest that the medial-frontal reward system is sensitive to perceived ownership, to the extent that it may not process changes in utility when they are not directly relevant to self.
Olave E Krigolson; Cameron D Hassall; Lynsey Balcom; David Turk
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cognitive, affective & behavioral neuroscience     Volume:  13     ISSN:  1531-135X     ISO Abbreviation:  Cogn Affect Behav Neurosci     Publication Date:  2013 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-04-22     Completed Date:  2013-10-30     Revised Date:  2014-03-25    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101083946     Medline TA:  Cogn Affect Behav Neurosci     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  262-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Analysis of Variance
Brain Mapping*
Evoked Potentials / physiology*
Frontal Lobe / physiology*
Games, Experimental
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Perception / physiology*
Photic Stimulation
Young Adult

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