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Neural Basis of Motivational and Cognitive Control

Rogier B. Mars, Jerome Sallet, Matthew F. S. Rushworth, and Nick Yeung


This book offers a range of perspectives on a simple problem: How does the brain choose efficiently and adaptively among options to ensure coherent, goal-directed behavior? The contributors, from fields as varied as anatomy, psychology, learning theory, neuroimaging, neurophysiology, behavioral economics, and computational modeling, present an overview of key approaches in the study of cognitive control and decision making. The book presents a survey of cutting-edge research on the topic. The chapters consider such topics as the anatomical and physiological basis of control, examining core com ... More

Keywords: brain, goal-directed behavior, anatomy, cognitive control, learning theory, neuroimaging, neurophysiology, behavioral economics, computational modeling, cerebral cortex

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780262016438
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262016438.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rogier B. Mars, editor

Jerome Sallet, editor

Matthew F. S. Rushworth, editor

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Front Matter

1 Neuroanatomical Basis of Motivational and Cognitive Control: A Focus on the Medial and Lateral Prefrontal Cortex

Jérôme Sallet, Rogier B. Mars, René Quilodran, Emmanuel Procyk, Michael Petrides, and Matthew F. S. Rushworth

5 Decision Making in Frontal Cortex: From Single Units to fMRI

Steven W. Kennerley, and Philippe N. Tobler

7 Top-Down Control over the Motor Cortex

Rogier B. Mars, Franz-Xaver Neubert, and Matthew F. S. Rushworth

8 A Role for Posterior Cingulate Cortex in Policy Switching and Cognitive Control

John M. Pearson, Benjamin Y. Hayden, and Michael L. Platt

10 The Influence of Dopamine in Generating Action from Motivation

Mark E. Walton, Jerylin O. Gan, and Paul E. M. Phillips

11 Fronto-Basal-Ganglia Circuits for Stopping Action

Ian Greenhouse, Nicole C. Swann, and Adam R. Aron

13 The Neurocognitive Development of Social Decision Making

Wouter van den Bos, and Eveline A. Crone

15 Pathological Changes in Performance Monitoring

Ellen R. A. de Bruijn, and Markus Ullsperger

16 Neural Correlates of Hierarchical Reinforcement Learning

José J. F. Ribas-Fernandes, Yael Niv, and Matthew M. Botvinick

19 Meta-Learning, Cognitive Control, and Physiological Interactions between Medial and Lateral Prefrontal Cortex

Mehdi Khamassi, Charles R. E. Wilson, Marie Rothé, René Quilodran, Peter F. Dominey, and Emmanuel Procyk

21 The Neuroeconomics of Cognitive Control

Gabriele Chierchia, and Giorgio Coricelli

22 Frames of Reference in Human Social Decision Making

Laurence T. Hunt, and Timothy E. J. Behrens