Lateral prefrontal cortex and self-control in intertemporal choice.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Disruption of function of left, but not right, lateral prefrontal cortex (LPFC) with low-frequency repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) increased choices of immediate rewards over larger delayed rewards. rTMS did not change choices involving only delayed rewards or valuation judgments of immediate and delayed rewards, providing causal evidence for a neural lateral-prefrontal cortex-based self-control mechanism in intertemporal choice.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Figner, B; Knoch, D; Johnson, EJ; Krosch, AR; Lisanby, SH; Fehr, E; Weber, EU

Published Date

  • May 2010

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 13 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 538 - 539

PubMed ID

  • 20348919

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1546-1726

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1038/nn.2516


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States