Sep 11, 2012

CEREBRART - Decision Making

Frontal and parietal brain areas are strongly interconnected and function together for many aspects of decision making and action selection. Especially, damage to the frontal lobe can cause decision-making impairments. Cerebral cells in the frontal cortex encode many variables that contribute to the valuation of a choice, such as its costs, benefits and probability of success. Therefore, when card players have to solve a problem, they activate frontal and parietal brain areas.
This CEREBRART work is a variation on a theme of “The Card Players” - a series of oil paintings by the French artist Paul Cézanne and illustrates a widespread network of brain regions, primarily in the frontal and parietal cortex implicated in Card-Playing.


  1. Card Games for Brain Fitness

  2. I recommend to read Decisions, Uncertainty, and the Brain: The Science of Neuroeconomics (Bradford Books). Paul W. Glimcher does extraordinary neuroscience and relates it to the most fundamental of all questions: how the brain makes decisions. His use of game theory to characterize decision making in both humans and monkeys under conditions of strategic conflict is unique.
    What could be more important than studying the neurobiological basis of volitional choice in earnest?

  3. Artistic decision making is innate to our species. Cave paintings show that people in that time period made important decisions. Painting is a brain process requiring a million decisions so the decision-making process is good for your brain. The process of logical decision-making during the act of painting limits chaos in your brain.