Prefrontal cortex and cognitive control: motivating functional hierarchies

@article{Egner2009PrefrontalCA,
  title={Prefrontal cortex and cognitive control: motivating functional hierarchies},
  author={Tobias Egner},
  journal={Nature Neuroscience},
  year={2009},
  volume={12},
  pages={821-822}
}
and contextual cues are interpreted. If the person you are dining with had previously announced that they were not going to eat anything, episodic control would allow you to adjust your responses to the food stimulus and contextual cue accordingly (and eat away without qualms). Thus, both contextual and episodic control signals allow us to transcend habitual stimulus-response associations, but they do so in different temporal frames and they are arranged hierarchically: episodic control affects… CONTINUE READING

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