Economic Decisions through Circuit Inhibition

Sébastien Ballesta, Camillo Padoa-Schioppa

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Ballesta and Padoa-Schioppa show that similar groups of neurons in the primate orbitofrontal cortex engage in choices between goods offered simultaneously or in sequence. Their results suggest that economic decisions rely on mechanisms of circuit inhibition whereby each offer value indirectly inhibits cells encoding the opposite choice outcome.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3814-3824.e5
JournalCurrent Biology
Issue number22
StatePublished - Nov 18 2019


  • attention
  • decision making
  • good-based model
  • monkey
  • mutual inhibition
  • neuroeconomics
  • neurophysiology
  • orbitofrontal cortex
  • sequential offers
  • subjective value


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