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Same lesson, varied choices by frontal cortex

Nature Neurosciencevolume 21pages16481650 (2018) | Download Citation

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In an unfamiliar situation, animals display variable choice behavior. Based on computational modeling and empirical data, a new study suggests that the variability in decision-making across individuals is driven by differences in internal neural dynamics in the medial frontal cortex.

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This work was supported by the National Institute of Mental Health (R01 MH112750 and R21 MH118596) and by a Kavli Institute for Neuroscience Postdoctoral Fellowship.

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  1. Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA

    • Huriye Atilgan
    •  & Alex C. Kwan
  2. Department of Neuroscience, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA

    • Alex C. Kwan

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