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Brain and behavioral contributions to individual choices in response 1 to affective-cognitive persuasion

Di Plinio, Simone, Aquino, Antonio, Haddock, Geoffrey ORCID:, Alparone, Francesca R. and Ebisch, Sjoerd J. H. 2023. Brain and behavioral contributions to individual choices in response 1 to affective-cognitive persuasion. Cerebral Cortex 33 (5) , pp. 2361-2374. 10.1093/cercor/bhac213

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Affective and cognitive information conveyed by persuasive stimuli is evaluated and integrated by individuals according to their behavioral predispositions. However, the neurocognitive structure that supports persuasion based on either affective or cognitive content is poorly understood. Here, we examine the neural and behavioral processes supporting choices based on affective and cognitive persuasion by integrating 4 information processing features: intrinsic brain connectivity, stimulus-evoked brain activity, intrinsic affective–cognitive orientation, and explicit target evaluations. We found that the intrinsic cross-network connections of a multimodal fronto-parietal network are associated with individual affective–cognitive orientation. Moreover, using a cross-validated classifier, we found that individuals’ intrinsic brain-behavioral dimensions, such as affective–cognitive orientation and intrinsic brain connectivity, can predict individual choices between affective and cognitive targets. Our findings show that affective- and cognitive-based choices rely on multiple sources, including behavioral orientation, stimulus evaluation, and intrinsic functional brain architecture.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Psychology
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISSN: 1047-3211
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 10 May 2022
Date of Acceptance: 7 May 2022
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2023 17:15

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