Indirection and symbol-like processing in the prefrontal cortex and basal ganglia.

@article{Kriete2013IndirectionAS,
  title={Indirection and symbol-like processing in the prefrontal cortex and basal ganglia.},
  author={Trenton E. Kriete and David C. Noelle and Jonathan D. Cohen and Randall C. O'Reilly},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  year={2013},
  volume={110 41},
  pages={
          16390-5
        }
}
The ability to flexibly, rapidly, and accurately perform novel tasks is a hallmark of human behavior. In our everyday lives we are often faced with arbitrary instructions that we must understand and follow, and we are able to do so with remarkable ease. It has frequently been argued that this ability relies on symbol processing, which depends critically on the ability to represent variables and bind them to arbitrary values. Whereas symbol processing is a fundamental feature of all computer… CONTINUE READING
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