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Medvedeva T.I., Enikolopova E.V., Enikolopov S.N. Damasio’s Somatic Marker Hypothesis and Iowa Gambling Task (a review)

Full text in Russian: Медведева Т.И., Ениколопова Е.В., Ениколопов С.Н. Гипотеза соматических маркеров Дамасио и игровая задача (IGT): обзор
Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia
Mental Health Research Centre, Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, Moscow, Russia

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The Damasio’s somatic marker hypothesis and the mechanisms of emotional process that may direct behavior and influence decision making are considered in the paper. The gambling task (IGT) used for testing of these mechanisms is described. The relationship of somatic marker hypothesis and research approaches in Russian psychology is discussed. The analysis of empirical confirmation of this hypothesis based on IGT that was found in foreign literature is given. Exploratory opportunities of IGT are considered. The necessity for comparison of IGT performance with pathopsychological and neuropsycological data is substantiated.

Keywords: somatic marker hypothesis, gambling task, IGT, emotions, decision making



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Received 16 July 2013. Date of publication: 21 December 2013.

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Medvedeva Tatiana I. Junior Research Associate, Department of Medical Psychology, Mental Health Research Centre, Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, Kashirskoe shosse, 34, 115522 Moscow, Russia.
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Enikolopova Elena V. Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Neuro- and Pathopsychology, Faculty of Psychology, Lomonosov Moscow State University, ul. Mokhovaya, 11, str. 9, 125009 Moscow, Russia.
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Enikolopov Sergey N. Ph.D., Associate Professor, Head of Department of Medical Psychology, Mental Health Research Centre, Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, Kashirskoe shosse, 34, 115522 Moscow, Russia.
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Medvedeva T.I., Enikolopova E.V., Enikolopov S.N. Damasio’s Somatic Marker Hypothesis and Iowa Gambling Task (review). Psikhologicheskie Issledovaniya, 2013, Vol. 6, No. 32, p. 10. (in Russian, abstr. in English).

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