U-turns in the brain

When making decisions, new information sometimes calls for a change of mind. New results indicate that regions of the prefrontal cortex play distinct roles in evaluating new evidence in light of a previous choice and translating the result of this evaluation process into an explicit report of one’s subjective confidence.

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Fig. 1: Neural mediators of changes of mind.

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O’Connell, R.G., Murphy, P.R. U-turns in the brain. Nat Neurosci 21, 461–462 (2018). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41593-018-0122-4

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