A Modified Game of ‘Chicken’ Reveals What Happens in the Brain During Decision-Making

Better understanding what happens in the brain when people cooperate and make social decisions has the potential to help boost such behaviors. It’s been a research focus for the University of Pennsylvania’s Platt Labs for some time. “The social brain network contains a number of different areas critical to managing interactions and connecting with others,” says Penn Integrates Knowledge Professor Michael Platt. “One is more emotional, critical for empathy and learning from others. That’s the anterior cingulate gyrus. The other is more cognitive, and for humans that lives in the temporoparietal junction.” ….[READ]