Currently looking into the effects of neuroscience on decision making. There is the limbic system which is in charge of the seeking of positive reward i.e. prospection. In contrast to this there is the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex which is in charge of regulating reward for long-term gain.
In this context what could be an antonym of prospection? I was wanting to include the suffix of -spection to imply some form of thought. Or could one invent an appropriate word using similar etymological processes? I'm trying to capture the idea of comparing contradictory values and seeking the best long term outcome; this is as opposed to only seeking reward without consideration for how it contradicts the potential value in other alternatives.
P.S. I am not looking for something strictly correct. More in the process of creating an appropriate new word for this concept.