BEHAVIORAL NEUROSCIENCE

Anatomical specialties for value information

The ventrolateral and medial orbitofrontal cortices are involved in selecting actions based on the value of expected outcomes. Malvaez and colleagues reveal that these brain regions are specialized in value encoding (ventrolateral orbitofrontal cortices) versus value memory retrieval (medial orbitofrontal cortices) and that they interact with the basolateral amygdala to orchestrate goal-oriented reward-seeking.

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Fig. 1: Anatomical segregation of value information.

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Gourley, S.L. Anatomical specialties for value information. Nat Neurosci 22, 685–686 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41593-019-0387-2

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