|کد مقاله||کد نشریه||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||نسخه تمام متن|
|924128||1473967||2016||8 صفحه PDF||سفارش دهید||دانلود رایگان|
• We investigated how consumers’ attention and decision-making vary when they examine products characterized different design.
• We especially focused on the role of the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC).
• We modulated brain activity by using transcranial stimulation.
• We found that the stimulation of r-DLPFC affects the perceived usefulness and attractiveness of differently designed objects.
Prior research has shown that right dorsolateral prefrontal cortex may be crucial in cognitive control of affective impulses during decision making. The present study examines whether modulation of r-DLPFC with transcranial direct current stimulation influences attentional behavior and decision-making in a purchase task requiring participants to choose either emotional/attractive or functional/useful objects. 30 participants were shown sixteen pairs of emotionally or functionally designed products while their eye-movements were recorded. Participants were asked to judge aesthetics and usefulness of each object, and to decide which object of each pair they would buy. Results revealed that participants decided to buy the functionally designed objects more often regardless of condition; however, participants receiving anodal stimulation were faster in decision making. Although stimulation of r-DLPFC did not affect the actual purchasing choice and had little effect on visual exploration during decision making, it influenced perceived usefulness and attractiveness, with temporary inhibition of r-DLPFC leading to evaluate functional objects as less attractive. Finally, anodal stimulation led to judge the objects as more useful. The implications of these results are discussed.
Journal: Brain and Cognition - Volume 104, April 2016, Pages 7–14