Professor Andrew Worthington, Director of Headwise has recently released a new research paper. This paper examines the challenges facing neuropsychologists seeking to understand decision making processes and particularly the problems facing clinicians evaluating mental capacity. It is argued that neuropsychologists have focussed disproportionately one some aspects of executive function, primarily those linked to the dorsolateral prefrontal area, and failed to address the multiple factors likely to affect real world judgment and decision making for which more emphasis on the ventromedial region and new assessment paradigms are required.
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This is a pre-publication version of the following article: Worthington A (2019) Decision making and mental capacity: Resolving the frontal paradox. The Neuropsychologist 7: 31-35.