Integrating fMRI with psychophysiological measurements in the study of decision-making

Wai Ho Savio WONG, Gui XUE, Antoine BECHARA

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Neuroimaging techniques have recently been used to examine the neural mechanism of decision-making. Nevertheless, most of the neuroimaging studies overlook the importance of emotion and autonomic response in modulating the process of decision-making. In this paper, we discussed how to integrating fMRI with psychophysiological measurements in studying decision-making. We suggested that psychophysiological data would complement with fMRI findings in providing a more comprehensive understanding about the physiological and neural mechanisms of decision-making. Also, this technique would yield valuable information in examining the interplay among emotions, autonomic response and decision-making. The discussion is presented in a tutorial format with concrete technical recommendations for researchers who may consider to adopt the technique in their study of decision-making. Copyright © 2011 American Psychological Association.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)85-94
JournalJournal of Neuroscience, Psychology, and Economics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - May 2011


Wong, S. W. H., Xue, G., & Bechara, A. (2011). Integrating fMRI with psychophysiological measurements in the study of decision-making. Journal of Neuroscience, Psychology, and Economics, 4(2), 85-94. doi: 10.1037/a0023525


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