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Evolution of the Prefrontal Cortex in the Hominins

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/9780198844570.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology

When body weight is taken into account, there was a rapid expansion of the brain during the evolution of the hominins, with the greatest increase occurring from around 400,000 years ago. After this ... More


Contributions of Ventromedial Prefrontal and Frontal Polar Cortex to Reinforcement Learning and Value-Based Choice

Erie D. Boorman and MaryAnn P. Noonan

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/9780262016438.003.0004
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience

This chapter considers the functional contributions of the ventromedial prefrontal cortex (VMPFC), the adjacent lateral orbital frontal cortex (OFC), and the frontal polar cortex (FPC) to ... More


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