How the brain translates money into force: a neuroimaging study of subliminal motivation.

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Serval ID
serval:BIB_4A8CF643DA83
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
Title
How the brain translates money into force: a neuroimaging study of subliminal motivation.
Journal
Science
Author(s)
Pessiglione M., Schmidt L., Draganski B., Kalisch R., Lau H., Dolan R.J., Frith C.D.
ISSN
1095-9203 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
0036-8075
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2007
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
316
Number
5826
Pages
904-906
Language
english
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article ; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
Abstract
Unconscious motivation in humans is often inferred but rarely demonstrated empirically. We imaged motivational processes, implemented in a paradigm that varied the amount and reportability of monetary rewards for which subjects exerted physical effort. We show that, even when subjects cannot report how much money is at stake, they nevertheless deploy more force for higher amounts. Such a motivational effect is underpinned by engagement of a specific basal forebrain region. Our findings thus reveal this region as a key node in brain circuitry that enables expected rewards to energize behavior, without the need for the subjects;awareness.
Keywords
Adult, Autonomic Nervous System/physiology, Basal Ganglia/physiology, Brain Mapping, Female, Galvanic Skin Response, Hand Strength, Humans, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Male, Motivation, Prosencephalon/physiology, Reward, Subliminal Stimulation, Unconscious (Psychology)
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Web of science
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