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 Single Neuron Activity Underlying Behavior‐Guiding Rules

Jonathan Wallis

in Neuroscience of Rule-Guided Behavior

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195314274
eISBN:
9780199786695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314274.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

A key part of goal‐directed behavior is the use of behavior‐guiding concepts and rules—an ability that is believed to have coevolved with the frontal lobe. The first part of the chapter examines the ... More


Prefrontal Cortex: Abstract Rules and Attentional Performance

Richard E. Passingham

in Understanding the Prefrontal Cortex: Selective advantage, connectivity, and neural operations

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
August 2021
ISBN:
9780198844570
eISBN:
9780191880094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198844570.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology

The key to the granular prefrontal (PF) cortex is that it sits at the top of the sensory processing hierarchy, the motor hierarchy, and the outcome hierarchy. This means that it is a position to ... More


Understanding the Prefrontal Cortex: Selective advantage, connectivity, and neural operations

Richard E. Passingham

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
August 2021
ISBN:
9780198844570
eISBN:
9780191880094
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198844570.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology

The primate prefrontal cortex sits at the top of the sensory, motor, and outcome processing hierarchies of the neocortex. It transforms sensory inputs into motor outputs, determining the response ... More


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