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A visuomotor microcircuit in frontal cortex

Visually guided behavior begins with inputs to sensory cortices, but the decision to initiate actions engages the frontal cortex. A new study dissects a microcircuit for visual-to-motor transformation in the anterior cingulate cortex of the mouse with implications for impulsivity and disease states.

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Fig. 1: A visuomotor microcircuit.


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This work was supported by US National Institute of Mental Health grants R01 MH112750 and R21 MH118596 (A.C.K.), a Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative Pilot Award (A.C.K.), a Gruber Science Fellowship (H.K.O.) and US National Institutes of Health training grant T32NS007224 (H.K.O.).

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Ortega, H.K., Kwan, A.C. A visuomotor microcircuit in frontal cortex. Nat Neurosci 24, 1345–1347 (2021).

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