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Neural Basis of Motivational and Cognitive Control$
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Rogier B. Mars, Jerome Sallet, Matthew F. S. Rushworth, and Nick Yeung

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780262016438

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262016438.001.0001

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An Integrative Theory of Anterior Cingulate Cortex Function: Option Selection in Hierarchical Reinforcement Learning

An Integrative Theory of Anterior Cingulate Cortex Function: Option Selection in Hierarchical Reinforcement Learning

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(p.332) (p.333) 18 An Integrative Theory of Anterior Cingulate Cortex Function: Option Selection in Hierarchical Reinforcement Learning
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Neural Basis of Motivational and Cognitive Control
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Clay B. Holroyd

Nick Yeung

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The MIT Press
DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262016438.003.0018

This chapter discusses a new integrative theory of anterior cingulate cortex (ACC) function that proposes that the dorsal ACC supports the selection and execution of coherent behaviors over extended periods. It first presents the current theories of ACC function and its role in four key aspects of behavior: performance monitoring, action, reinforcement learning, and motivation. The chapter then outlines a new theory that proposes that ACC contributes to hierarchical reinforcement learning or high-level, temporally extended behaviors.

Keywords:   anterior cingulate cortex, ACC, dorsal ACC, coherent behaviors, performance monitoring, action selection, reinforcement learning, motivation, hierarchical reinforcement learning

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