Hierarchical reasoning by neural circuits in the frontal cortex

@article{Sarafyazd2019HierarchicalRB,
  title={Hierarchical reasoning by neural circuits in the frontal cortex},
  author={Morteza Sarafyazd and Mehrdad Jazayeri},
  journal={Science},
  year={2019},
  volume={364}
}
Humans process information hierarchically. In the presence of hierarchies, sources of failures are ambiguous. Humans resolve this ambiguity by assessing their confidence after one or more attempts. To understand the neural basis of this reasoning strategy, we recorded from dorsomedial frontal cortex (DMFC) and anterior cingulate cortex (ACC) of monkeys in a task in which negative outcomes were caused either by misjudging the stimulus or by a covert switch between two stimulus-response… CONTINUE READING

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