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Linking actions to outcomes in the frontal lobe

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Behaviour is guided by accumulated experience, valuation and comparison. While many aspects associated with these functions are mediated by the frontal lobes, the precise contribution from particular regions remains debated. This thesis will deal with how an organism comes to select an option and will specifically focus on the role of the orbitofrontal cortex (OFC) in two mechanisms in this process: learning of outcome specificities and selecting between multiple options based on their exp...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Research group:
Decision and Action
Oxford college:
Keble College
Department:
Medical Sciences Division - Experimental Psychology

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Funding agency for:
MaryAnn Philomena Noonan
Publication date:
2010
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
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Local pid:
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