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DECISION MAKING

Superior colliculus activates new perspectives on decision-making

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Understanding how the brain makes decisions is a major area of focus in both animal and human cognitive neuroscience. Much of this work, especially in primates, has explicated the role of various cortical areas in forming decisions. In new research, perturbations of the superior colliculus by Jun et al. reveal a large and causal role in accumulating evidence for this midbrain structure classically thought of as being involved in simpler functions related to eye movement control.

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Fig. 1: If superior colliculus is key for evidence accumulation, is cortex along for the ride?.

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Latimer, K.W., Huk, A.C. Superior colliculus activates new perspectives on decision-making. Nat Neurosci 24, 1048–1050 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41593-021-00885-7

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