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 Ventrolateral and Medial Frontal Contributions to Decision‐Making and Action Selection

Matthew F. S. Rushworth, Paula L. Croxson, Mark J. Buckley, and Mark E. Walton

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/9780195314274.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

Recent research on action selection suggests that a useful distinction may be drawn between two systems centered on the ventrolateral prefrontal cortex (PFv) and anterior cingulate cortex (ACC). The ... More


Neural Bases of Actions and Habits

John P. O’Doherty and Bernard W. Balleine

in Cognitive Search: Evolution, Algorithms, and the Brain

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262018098
eISBN:
9780262306003
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262018098.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Social Psychology and Interaction

Considerable evidence suggests that the behavioral mechanisms for instrumental action selection are mediated by two distinct learning processes: a goal-directed process whereby actions are selected ... More


Action selection by biased attractor competition in the prefrontal cortex

Edmund T. Rolls

in Memory, Attention, and Decision-Making: A Unifying Computational Neuroscience Approach

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199232703
eISBN:
9780191724046
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232703.003.0008
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience

This chapter discusses a hierarchical attractor model of action selection. It details pharmacology of attention, decision-making, and action selection. It describes the application to a ... More


Functionalism Redux:: How Adaptive Action Constrains Perception, Simulation, and Evolved Intuitions

Ezequiel Morsella, Merrit A. Hoover,, and John A. Bargh

in People Watching: Social, Perceptual, and Neurophysiological Studies of Body Perception

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780195393705
eISBN:
9780199979271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195393705.003.0015
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter considers body perception from a functionalist perspective in which mental phenomena (representations and subjective states) guide an organism’s behavior. From this perspective, body ... More


Premotor or Ideomotor: How Does the Experience of Action Come About?

Valerian Chambon and Patrick Haggard

in Action Science: Foundations of an Emerging Discipline

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262018555
eISBN:
9780262312974
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262018555.003.0014
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

This chapter examines whether premotor or ideomotor principles play any role in realizing the experience of action and addresses the problem of eliminating transitional stages of events involved in ... More


An Integrative Theory of Anterior Cingulate Cortex Function: Option Selection in Hierarchical Reinforcement Learning

Clay B. Holroyd and Nick Yeung

in Neural Basis of Motivational and Cognitive Control

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016438
eISBN:
9780262298490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016438.003.0018
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience

This chapter discusses a new integrative theory of anterior cingulate cortex (ACC) function that proposes that the dorsal ACC supports the selection and execution of coherent behaviors over extended ... More


The anterior cingulate cortex: reward-guided action selection and the value of actions

Matthew F. S. Rushworth and Mark E. Walton

in Sensorimotor Foundations of Higher Cognition

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199231447
eISBN:
9780191696510
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199231447.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter examines the contribution of the ventral and medial prefrontal regions of the brain, particularly the anterior cingulate cortex (ACC) and orbitofrontal cortex (OFC), in the optimal ... More


Reinforcement Learning, Conflict Monitoring, and Cognitive Control: An Integrative Model of Cingulate-Striatal Interactions and the ERN

Jeffrey Cockburn and Michael Frank

in Neural Basis of Motivational and Cognitive Control

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016438
eISBN:
9780262298490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016438.003.0017
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience

This chapter proposes a model in which the activity of the anterior cingulate cortex (ACC) is modulated in part by reinforcement learning processes in the basal ganglia. It describes how this ... More


The Meaning of Actions: Cross-Talk between Procedural and Declarative Action Knowledge

Wolfgang Prinz, Christiane Diefenbach, and Anne Springer

in Agency and Joint Attention

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199988341
eISBN:
9780199346295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199988341.003.0017
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter discusses findings from two experimental paradigms addressing the issue of cross-talk between action semantics and movement kinematics. Action semantics is understood to rely on ... More


Top-Down Control over the Motor Cortex

Rogier B. Mars, Franz-Xaver Neubert, and Matthew F. S. Rushworth

in Neural Basis of Motivational and Cognitive Control

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016438
eISBN:
9780262298490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016438.003.0007
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience

This chapter reviews recent evidence of top-down control over the motor cortex during action selection under conflict and action inhibition and describes the role of the pre-supplementary motor area ... More


What do ‘peripersonal space measures’ really reflect? The action field perspective

R.J. Bufacchi and G.D. Iannetti

in The World at Our Fingertips: A Multidisciplinary Exploration of Peripersonal Space

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780198851738
eISBN:
9780191886461
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198851738.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology

The magnitude of a large number of behavioural and neurophysiological measures depends on the proximity between an individual and environmental objects. This relationship has led to the concept of ... More


Frames of Reference in Human Social Decision Making

Laurence T. Hunt and Timothy E. J. Behrens

in Neural Basis of Motivational and Cognitive Control

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016438
eISBN:
9780262298490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016438.003.0022
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience

This chapter argues that understanding the frame of reference in which neural activity changes is fundamental to understanding the function of that activity. It discusses how social influences modify ... More


Medial prefrontal cortex: choosing actions based on outcomes

Richard E. Passingham and Steven P. Wise

in The Neurobiology of the Prefrontal Cortex: Anatomy, Evolution, and the Origin of Insight

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199552917
eISBN:
9780191741807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199552917.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Neuropsychology

This chapter evaluates evidence on the role of the medial prefrontal (PF) cortex in the selection of actions in primates. It discusses the connectional fingerprint of the PF cortex, the main ... More


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