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Single Neuron Studies of the Human BrainProbing Cognition$
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Itzhak Fried, Ueli Rutishauser, Moran Cerf, and Gabriel Kreiman

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780262027205

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: January 2015

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262027205.001.0001

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Human Single Neuron Reward Processing in the Basal Ganglia and Anterior Cingulate

Human Single Neuron Reward Processing in the Basal Ganglia and Anterior Cingulate

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(p.205) 12 Human Single Neuron Reward Processing in the Basal Ganglia and Anterior Cingulate
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Single Neuron Studies of the Human Brain
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Itzhak Fried

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262027205.003.0012

Animals are fundamentally governed by rewards. It is a central component of our behavior and the pursuit of which represents the integration of a broad range of cognitive capacities. These functions take place in a distributed reward network and include regions such as the frontal cortex, cingulate cortex, basal ganglia, and midbrain dopaminergic systems. Within the last decade, a few pioneering studies have explored reward processes in the human brain at the single neuronal level, providing the first evidence on how this integral cognitive function is represented at the level of the individual neuron in humans. In this chapter, we highlight these studies in the context of previous animal physiology and human imaging studies.

Keywords:   Reward processing, basal ganglia, anterior cingulate, single neuron, humans

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