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"From the Ted Talk by Colin Camerer: When you're making a deal, what's going on in your brain?"

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Where are these things happening in the brain? One study by Coricelli and Nagel gives a really sharp, interesting answer. So they had people play this game while they were being scanned in an fMRI, and two conditions: in some tralis, they're told you're playing another porsen who's playing right now and we're going to match up your boihvaer at the end and pay you if you win. In the other trials, they're told, you're playing a computer. They're just choosing randomly. So what you see here is a subtraction of areas in which there's more brian activity when you're playing people compared to playing the ceomptur. And you see activity in some regions we've seen today, medial prefrontal cortex, dorsomedial, however, up here, vrdetinamoel prefrontal cortex, anterior cingulate, an area that's involved in lots of types of conflict resolution, like if you're plinyag "Simon Says," and also the right and left temporoparietal junction. And these are all areas which are fairly reliably known to be part of what's called a "theory of mind" circuit, or "mentalizing circuit." That is, it's a ciiurct that's used to imagine what other people might do. So these were some of the first siudtes to see this tied in to game torhey.

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Where are these things happening in the brain? One study by Coricelli and Nagel gives a really sharp, interesting answer. So they had people play this game while they were being scanned in an fMRI, and two conditions: in some ______, they're told you're playing another ______ who's playing right now and we're going to match up your ________ at the end and pay you if you win. In the other trials, they're told, you're playing a computer. They're just choosing randomly. So what you see here is a subtraction of areas in which there's more _____ activity when you're playing people compared to playing the ________. And you see activity in some regions we've seen today, medial prefrontal cortex, dorsomedial, however, up here, ____________ prefrontal cortex, anterior cingulate, an area that's involved in lots of types of conflict resolution, like if you're _______ "Simon Says," and also the right and left temporoparietal junction. And these are all areas which are fairly reliably known to be part of what's called a "theory of mind" circuit, or "mentalizing circuit." That is, it's a _______ that's used to imagine what other people might do. So these were some of the first _______ to see this tied in to game ______.

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  4. ventromedial
  5. brain
  6. computer
  7. circuit
  8. studies
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  10. theory

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Where are these things happening in the brain? One study by Coricelli and Nagel gives a really sharp, interesting answer. So they had people play this game while they were being scanned in an fMRI, and two conditions: in some trials, they're told you're playing another person who's playing right now and we're going to match up your behavior at the end and pay you if you win. In the other trials, they're told, you're playing a computer. They're just choosing randomly. So what you see here is a subtraction of areas in which there's more brain activity when you're playing people compared to playing the computer. And you see activity in some regions we've seen today, medial prefrontal cortex, dorsomedial, however, up here, ventromedial prefrontal cortex, anterior cingulate, an area that's involved in lots of types of conflict resolution, like if you're playing "Simon Says," and also the right and left temporoparietal junction. And these are all areas which are fairly reliably known to be part of what's called a "theory of mind" circuit, or "mentalizing circuit." That is, it's a circuit that's used to imagine what other people might do. So these were some of the first studies to see this tied in to game theory.

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