So Much for Frontal/Cortical Models of “Decision Making”: “Brain Structures Involved In Delayed Gratification Identified…”

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“…the hippocampus (associated with memory) and the nucleus accumbens (associated with pleasure) work together in making critical decisions of this type, where time plays a role. The researchers showed that when these two structures were effectively ‘disconnected’ in the brain, there is a disruption of decisions related to delayed gratification.”

[Note: Nothing to do with the frontal lobes!] Continue reading