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Neural Basis of Motivational and Cognitive Control$
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Rogier B. Mars, Jerome Sallet, Matthew F. S. Rushworth, and Nick Yeung

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780262016438

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262016438.001.0001

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A Role for Posterior Cingulate Cortex in Policy Switching and Cognitive Control

A Role for Posterior Cingulate Cortex in Policy Switching and Cognitive Control

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(p.126) (p.127) 8 A Role for Posterior Cingulate Cortex in Policy Switching and Cognitive Control
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Neural Basis of Motivational and Cognitive Control
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John M. Pearson

Benjamin Y. Hayden

Michael L. Platt

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262016438.003.0008

This chapter describes a model that demonstrates the role of the posterior cingulate cortex (CGp) in policy switching and cognitive control. It begins with the basic anatomy and physiology of CGp. It presents a schematic of the process by which learning, change detection, and policy switching take place. It then reviews recent evidence from single-unit electrophysiology that implicates CGp as an environmental change detector.

Keywords:   posterior cingulate cortex, CGp, policy switching, cognitive control, learning, change detection, electrophysiology

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