“Rules, Rewards, and Decisions in the Orbital Prefrontal Cortex”

Principal Investigator: Charan Ranganath, Ph.D., University of California-Davis
Awarded $170,291 in 2003

Aim: Test hypothesis that low extraversion scores and reduced dopamine levels predispose some to develop a gambling problem.

Cohen, M. X., & Ranganath, C. (2005). Behavioral and neural predictors of upcoming decisions. Cognitive, Affective and Behavioral Neuroscience, 5(2), 117–26.

Cohen, M. X., Young, J., Baek, J. M., Kessler, C., & Ranganath, C. (2005). Individual differences in extraversion and dopamine genetics predict neural reward responses. Cognitive Brain Research, 25(3), 851–861. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.cogbrainres.2005.09.018

Ranganath, C., & Blumenfeld, R. S. (2005). Doubts about double dissociations between short- and long-term memory. Trends in Cognitive Science, 9(8), 374–80. http://doi.org/S1364-6613(05)00181-6

Ranganath, C. (2006). Working memory for visual objects: complementary roles of inferior temporal, medial temporal, and prefrontal cortex. Neuroscience, 139(1), 277–89. http://doi.org/S0306-4522(05)00730-X [pii] 10.1016/j.neuroscience.2005.06.092

Ranganath, C., Cohen, M. X., & Brozinsky, C. J. (2005). Working memory maintenance contributes to long-term memory formation: neural and behavioral evidence. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 17(7), 994–1010. http://doi.org/10.1162/0898929054475118

Year: 2003
Type: Project Grants