Stimulating Indecision in the Brain

Stimulating Indecision in the Brain

Using transcranial alternating current stimulation, researchers have disrupted values-based decision making. And no, they haven’t figured out a way to do the opposite, which is to say, stimulate more certainty in decision making.

The key for stable preference choices is the intensity of the communication between two areas of the brain which represent our preferences or are involved in spatial orientation and action planning.

…our study demonstrates that accurate value-based decisions critically involve coherent rhythmic information transfer between fronto-parietal brain areas and establishes an experimental approach to non-invasively manipulate the precision of value-based choices in humans.

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Originally shared by Neuroscience News

Brain Waves Behind Indecisiveness

Some people find it difficult to make decisions. In a new study, neuroeconomists from the University of Zurich now reveal that the intensity of the communication between different regions of the brain dictates whether we are indecisive or not.

The research is in Nature Communications. (full open access)

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