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Neuroeconomics and neuroepistemology: 2 new papers

Two papers you don't want to miss:

1. A study on the neural basis of believing (in the philosopher's sense of believing that P), suggest that truth (or taking something for true) is positively valued, while falsity is not (it activates the insula). as usual, to be interpreted carefully !

Harris, S., Sheth, S. A., & Cohen, M. S. (2007). Functional Neuroimaging of Belief, Disbelief, and Uncertainty. Annals of Neurology.

2. A neuroeconomics paper on trust: Krueger et al suggest that "Conditional trust selectively activated the ventral tegmental area, a region linked to the evaluation of expected and realized reward, whereas unconditional trust selectively activated the septal area, a region linked to social attachment behavior"

Krueger, F., McCabe, K., Moll, J., Kriegeskorte, N., Zahn, R., Strenziok, M., et al. (2007). Neural correlates of trust. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 104(50), 20084-20089.