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A basal forebrain-cingulate circuit in macaques decides it is time to act

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The medial frontal cortex has been linked to voluntary action, but an explanation of why decisions to act emerge at particular points in time has been lacking. We show that, in macaques, decisions about whether and when to act are predicted by a set of features defining the animal’s current and past context; for example, respectively, cues indicating the current average rate of reward and recent previous voluntary action decisions. We show that activity in two brain areas—the anterior cingula...

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Peer reviewed

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10.1016/j.neuron.2019.10.030

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University of Oxford
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MSD
Department:
Experimental Psychology
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Experimental Psychology
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Experimental Psychology
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Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Neuron Journal website
Volume:
105
Issue:
2
Pages:
370–384
Publication date:
2019-12-05
Acceptance date:
2019-10-22
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EISSN:
1097-4199
ISSN:
0896-6273
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1065127
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English
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2019-10-26

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