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  Why you think Milan is Larger than Modena: Neural correlates of the recognition

Volz, K. G., Schooler, L. J., Schubotz, R. I., Raab, M., & von Cramon, D. Y. (2011). Why you think Milan is Larger than Modena: Neural correlates of the recognition. In G. Gigerenzer (Ed.), Heuristics: The Foundations of Adaptive Behavior (pp. 1-30). New York: Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199744282.003.0025.

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Volz, Kirsten G.1, Author
Schooler, Lael J. 1, Author
Schubotz, Ricarda I.1, Author
Raab, Markus 1, Author
von Cramon, D. Yves2, Author           
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1External Organizations, ou_persistent22              
2Department Cognitive Neurology, MPI for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Max Planck Society, ou_634563              

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Free keywords: heuristics; recognition; brain activity; functional magnetic resonance imaging
 Abstract: When ranking two alternatives by some criteria and only one of the alternatives is recognized, participants overwhelmingly adopt the strategy, termed the recognition heuristic (RH), of choosing the recognized alternative. Understanding the neural correlates underlying decisions that follow the RH could help determine whether people make judgments about the RH's applicability or simply choose the recognized alternative. We measured brain activity by using functional magnetic resonance imaging while participants indicated which of two cities they thought was larger (Experiment 1) or which city they recognized (Experiment 2). In Experiment 1, increased activation was observed within the anterior frontomedian cortex (aFMC), precuneus, and retrosplenial cortex when participants followed the RH compared to when they did not. Experiment 2 revealed that RH decisional processes cannot be reduced to recognition memory processes. As the aFMC has previously been associated with self-referential judgments, we conclude that RH decisional processes involve an assessment about the applicability of the RH.

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Language(s): eng - English
 Dates: 2011-05-012011
 Publication Status: Issued
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Title: Heuristics: The Foundations of Adaptive Behavior
Source Genre: Book
 Creator(s):
Gigerenzer, Gerd 1, Editor
Hertwig, Ralph 1, Author
Pachur, Thorsten 1, Author
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1 External Organizations, ou_persistent22            
Publ. Info: New York : Oxford University Press
Pages: - Volume / Issue: - Sequence Number: - Start / End Page: 1 - 30 Identifier: ISBN: 978-019989472-7
ISBN: 978-019974428-2