Advertisement

Topics

The Value of Sharing Information: A Neural Account of Information Transmission.

08:00 EDT 1st May 2017 | BioPortfolio

Summary of "The Value of Sharing Information: A Neural Account of Information Transmission."

Humans routinely share information with one another. What drives this behavior? We used neuroimaging to test an account of information selection and sharing that emphasizes inherent reward in self-reflection and connecting with other people. Participants underwent functional MRI while they considered personally reading and sharing New York Times articles. Activity in neural regions involved in positive valuation, self-related processing, and taking the perspective of others was significantly associated with decisions to select and share articles, and scaled with preferences to do so. Activity in all three sets of regions was greater when participants considered sharing articles with other people rather than selecting articles to read themselves. The findings suggest that people may consider value not only to themselves but also to others even when selecting news articles to consume personally. Further, sharing heightens activity in these pathways, in line with our proposal that humans derive value from self-reflection and connecting to others via sharing.

Affiliation

Journal Details

This article was published in the following journal.

Name: Psychological science
ISSN: 1467-9280
Pages: 956797617695073

Links

DeepDyve research library

PubMed Articles [16455 Associated PubMed Articles listed on BioPortfolio]

Online Information Sharing About Risks: The Case of Organic Food.

Individuals have to make sense of an abundance of information to decide whether or not to purchase certain food products. One of the means to sense-making is information sharing. This article reports ...

Responsive Neural Activities in the Primary Visual Cortex of Retinal Degenerated Rats.

To study the responsive neural activities in the primary visual cortex (V1) of retinal degeneration (RD) models, experiments involving the wild type (WT) and RD rats were conducted. The neural respons...

Indistinguishable Synapses Lead to Sparse Networks.

Neurons integrate information from many neighbors when they process information. Inputs to a given neuron are thus indistinguishable from one another. Under the assumption that neurons maximize their ...

Information-Theoretic Bounds and Approximations in Neural Population Coding.

While Shannon's mutual information has widespread applications in many disciplines, for practical applications it is often difficult to calculate its value accurately for high-dimensional variables be...

A self-organizing short-term dynamical memory network.

Working memory requires information about external stimuli to be represented in the brain even after those stimuli go away. This information is encoded in the activities of neurons, and neural activit...

Clinical Trials [7356 Associated Clinical Trials listed on BioPortfolio]

Veteran Dual Use of Health Systems

The purpose of this study is 1) to learn how VA patients can help share their health information between their VA providers and providers outside the VA and 2) if sharing this information ...

Cannabinoids, Neural Synchrony, and Information Processing

The study examines the effects of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (Δ9-THC), the principal active ingredient of cannabis, on neural synchrony. Neural synchrony is studied using electroencepha...

Exploring the Effects of Diazepam and Lorazepam

Aims : - exploring lorazepam (0.038 mg/kg) effects, after a single oral intake, in healthy volunteers, on the neural correlates of encoding and retrieval of information during a ...

Impact of a Video Explaining Epidural Analgesia in Obstetrics

The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of multimedia information on epidural anesthesia. Pregnant women were randomly assessed to get a video information in addition to an ora...

Prenatal and Postnatal Studies of Interventions for Prevention of Mother-To-Child Transmission

The purpose of this study is to collect and study clinical and laboratory information about a pregnant or new mother and her medical care that will increase our knowledge of the best care ...

Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions

An interdisciplinary study dealing with the transmission of messages or signals, or the communication of information. Information theory does not directly deal with meaning or content, but with physical representations that have meaning or content. It overlaps considerably with communication theory and CYBERNETICS.

Information intended for potential users of medical and healthcare services. There is an emphasis on self-care and preventive approaches as well as information for community-wide dissemination and use.

Systematic organization, storage, retrieval, and dissemination of specialized information, especially of a scientific or technical nature (From ALA Glossary of Library and Information Science, 1983). It often involves authenticating or validating information.

Information that can be used to distinguish or trace an individual’s identity, either alone or when combined with other personal or identifying information that is linked or linkable to a specific individual.

The ability to recognize when information is needed and to locate, evaluate, and use the needed information effectively.

Advertisement
Quick Search
Advertisement
Advertisement

 


DeepDyve research library

Relevant Topic

Radiology
Radiology is the branch of medicine that studies imaging of the body; X-ray (basic, angiography, barium swallows), ultrasound, MRI, CT and PET. These imaging techniques can be used to diagnose, but also to treat a range of conditions, by allowing visuali...


Searches Linking to this Article