Small brain area plays key role in making everyday decisions

Posted by on May 9, 2016 5:33 pm
Categories: health

A small brain structure plays a central role in the many decisions like this we make each day. But it hasn’t been clear how a limited number of neurons in this small part of the brain can support an unlimited number of choices. Now, studying how macaque monkeys choose between juice drinks, researchers have found that neurons in the orbitofrontal cortex can re-map to make different decisions when circumstances change.

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