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Calculating the cost of acting in frontal cortex.

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To make informed and successful decisions, it is vital to be able to evaluate whether the expected benefits of a course of action make it worth tolerating the costs incurred to obtain them. The frontal lobe has been implicated in several aspects of goal-directed action selection, social interaction, and optimal choice behavior. However, its exact contribution has remained elusive. Here, we discuss a series of studies in rats and primates examining the effect of discrete lesions on different a...

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10.1196/annals.1390.009

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Experimental Psychology
Role:
Author
Journal:
Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
Volume:
1104
Issue:
1
Pages:
340-356
Publication date:
2007-05-01
Event title:
Conference on Reward and Decision-Making in Corticobasal Ganglia Networks
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EISSN:
1749-6632
ISSN:
0077-8923
Source identifiers:
26862
ISBN:
9781573316743
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pubs:26862
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uuid:2a7a094b-a982-402a-9925-7354bae4f79e
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pubs:26862
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2012-12-19

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