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Motivation of extended behaviors by anterior cingulate cortex.

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Intense research interest over the past decade has yielded diverse and often discrepant theories about the function of anterior cingulate cortex (ACC). In particular, a dichotomy has emerged between neuropsychological theories suggesting a primary role for ACC in motivating or 'energizing' behavior, and neuroimaging-inspired theories emphasizing its contribution to cognitive control and reinforcement learning. To reconcile these views, we propose that ACC supports the selection and maintenanc...

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10.1016/j.tics.2011.12.008

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
Role:
Author
Journal:
Trends in cognitive sciences
Volume:
16
Issue:
2
Pages:
122-128
Publication date:
2012-02-05
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EISSN:
1879-307X
ISSN:
1364-6613
URN:
uuid:3136d048-490e-4e67-8606-c0d60d5f3f32
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317177
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pubs:317177

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