Learning, prediction, and the neural control of behavior

Ovidiu V. Lungu, Tao Liu, Tobias Waechter, Daniel T. Willingham, James Ashe

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    Abstract

    Functional neuroimaging has led to a revolutionary change in our understanding of how the human brain controls behavior. Much of this new information has come from studying brain changes as subjects learn and adapt to novel situations and environments. We have been interested in the issue of cognitive control: the system used by the brain that enables us to concentrate on a particular goal while ignoring multiple competing distractions. Here we show that one strategy used by the brain to improve cognitive control is to predict events that are likely to happen in the future and to prepare for them in advance. The prefrontal cortex and anterior cingulate are important components of this network.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationProc. of 2007 Joint Meet. of the 6th Int. Symp. on Noninvasive Functional Source Imaging of the Brain and Heart and the Int. Conf. on Functional Biomedical Imaging, NFSI and ICFBI 2007
    Pages192-193
    Number of pages2
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Dec 1 2007
    Event2007 Joint Meeting of the 6th International Symposium on Noninvasive Functional Source Imaging of the Brain and Heart and the International Conference on Functional Biomedical Imaging, NFSI and ICFBI 2007 - Hangzhou, China
    Duration: Oct 12 2007Oct 14 2007

    Other

    Other2007 Joint Meeting of the 6th International Symposium on Noninvasive Functional Source Imaging of the Brain and Heart and the International Conference on Functional Biomedical Imaging, NFSI and ICFBI 2007
    CountryChina
    CityHangzhou
    Period10/12/0710/14/07

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    Lungu, O. V., Liu, T., Waechter, T., Willingham, D. T., & Ashe, J. (2007). Learning, prediction, and the neural control of behavior. In Proc. of 2007 Joint Meet. of the 6th Int. Symp. on Noninvasive Functional Source Imaging of the Brain and Heart and the Int. Conf. on Functional Biomedical Imaging, NFSI and ICFBI 2007 (pp. 192-193). [4387724] https://doi.org/10.1109/NFSI-ICFBI.2007.4387724