Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Open Peer Commentary

Addiction: More than innate rationality

Daniel H. Lendea1

a1 Department of Anthropology, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN 46556.


Redish et al. rely too much on a rational and innate view of decision-making, when their emphasis on variation, their integrative spirit, and their neuroscientific insights point towards a broader view of why addiction is such a tenacious problem. The integration of subjective, sociocultural, and evolutionary factors with cognitive neuroscience advances our understanding of addiction and decision-making.