Decision making in the ageing brain: changes in affective and motivational circuits.

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Journal Article (Review)

As the global population ages, older decision makers will be required to take greater responsibility for their own physical, psychological and financial well-being. With this in mind, researchers have begun to examine the effects of ageing on decision making and associated neural circuits. A new 'affect-integration-motivation' (AIM) framework may help to clarify how affective and motivational circuits support decision making. Recent research has shed light on whether and how ageing influences these circuits, providing an interdisciplinary account of how ageing can alter decision making.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Samanez-Larkin, GR; Knutson, B

Published Date

  • May 2015

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 16 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 278 - 289

PubMed ID

  • 25873038

Pubmed Central ID

  • 25873038

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1471-0048

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1471-003X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1038/nrn3917

Language

  • eng