Neuroeconomics: The Shadow of the future

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Humans and other animals tend to disregard future benefits and costs when choosing between immediate and delayed gratification. This tendency can lead to the choice of options that are not in one's own long-term interest. A new study looks at the neurophysiological basis of this self-defeating behavior.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)R247-R249
JournalCurrent Biology
Issue number7
StatePublished - Apr 12 2005

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)


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