The hierarchical organization of decision making in the primate prefrontal cortex.

@article{Sakagami1999TheHO,
  title={The hierarchical organization of decision making in the primate prefrontal cortex.},
  author={Masanori Sakagami and Ken-Ichiro Tsutsui},
  journal={Neuroscience research},
  year={1999},
  volume={34 2},
  pages={79-89}
}
The prefrontal cortex plays an important role in making the association between sensory information and specific behavior. For example, in a complex stimulus response situation, such as the Wisconsin card sorting test, prefrontal patients show difficulty in making appropriate decisions. To understand the neural mechanisms, we recorded prefrontal cell activity while monkeys performed a go/no-go selective attention task where the subjects made a go or no-go response depending on the color or the… CONTINUE READING