Epilogue: Models of Decision-Making
In 1987, my colleague Jenny Kien and I published a paper entitled, “A model for decision making in the insect nervous system” (Altman and Kien 1987a). At that time, neurobiologists were paying virtually no attention to the process of choosing or selecting actions, although we subsequently discovered the papers by Damasio et al. describing EVR, a patient with damage to the ventro-medial frontal lobes who was unable to make decisions (see Damasio 1994). From these small seeds the flourishing bush described by the papers in this volume has sprung.
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