The role of rat medial frontal cortex in effort-based decision making.

@article{Walton2002TheRO,
  title={The role of rat medial frontal cortex in effort-based decision making.},
  author={M. E. Walton and D. M. Bannerman and Matthew F. S. Rushworth},
  journal={The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience},
  year={2002},
  volume={22 24},
  pages={10996-1003}
}
We conducted a series of experiments to elucidate the role of rat medial frontal cortex (MFC) (including prelimbic, infralimbic, and cingulate cortices) in effort-based decision making. Rats were trained on a cost-benefit T-maze task in which they could either choose to climb a barrier to obtain a high reward in one arm (HR arm) or could obtain a small reward in the other with no barrier present (LR arm). Before surgery, all animals were selecting the HR arm on almost every trial. However… CONTINUE READING