Monitoring Demands for Executive Control: Shared Functions between Human and Nonhuman Primates.

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Journal Article (Review)

Fifteen years ago, an influential model proposed that the human dorsal anterior cingulate cortex (dACC) detects conflict and induces adaptive control of behavior. Over the years support for this model has been mixed, in particular due to divergent findings in human versus nonhuman primates. We here review recent findings that suggest greater commonalities across species. These include equivalent behavioral consequences of conflict and similar neuronal signals in the dACC, but also a common failure of dACC lesions to reliably abolish conflict-driven behavior. We conclude that conflict might be one among many drivers of adjustments in executive control and that the ACC might be just one component of overlapping distributed systems involved in context-dependent learning and behavioral control.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Mansouri, FA; Egner, T; Buckley, MJ

Published Date

  • January 2017

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 40 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 15 - 27

PubMed ID

  • 27986294

Pubmed Central ID

  • 27986294

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1878-108X

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0166-2236

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.tins.2016.11.001

Language

  • eng