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Managing competing goals - a key role for the frontopolar cortex

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Humans are set apart from other animals by many elements of advanced cognition and behaviour, including language, judgement and reasoning. What is special about the human brain that gives rise to these abilities? Could the foremost part of the prefrontal cortex (the frontopolar cortex), which has become considerably enlarged in humans during evolution compared with other animals, be important in this regard, especially as, in primates, it contains a unique cytoarchitectural field, area 10? Th...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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Accepted manuscript

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10.1038/nrn.2017.111

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Mansouri, FA More by this author
Koechlin, E More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Experimental Psychology
Oxford college:
Queens College
Publisher:
Springer Nature Publisher's website
Journal:
Nature Reviews Neuroscience Journal website
Volume:
18
Issue:
11
Pages:
645-657
Publication date:
2017-09-29
Acceptance date:
2017-08-16
DOI:
EISSN:
1471-0048
ISSN:
1471-003X
Pubs id:
pubs:738274
URN:
uri:b5b8630c-47c7-4ae6-b4cd-2b2baa960a4e
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uuid:b5b8630c-47c7-4ae6-b4cd-2b2baa960a4e
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pubs:738274

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