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The neurobiology of the prefrontal cortex : anatomy, evolution, and the origin of insight

Author: R E Passingham; Steven P Wise
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford Univ. Press, ©2012.
Series: Oxford psychology series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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The prefrontal cortex makes up almost a quarter of the human brain, and it expanded dramatically during primate evolution. This book presents a new theory about its fundamental function. The book argues that primate-specific parts of the prefrontal cortex evolved to reduce errors in foraging choices, so that particular ancestors of modern humans could overcome periodic food shortages. These developments laid the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Neurobiology of the Prefrontal Cortex.
Oxford Univ Pr 2012
(OCoLC)783148827
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: R E Passingham; Steven P Wise
ISBN: 9780191633089 0191633089
OCLC Number: 806342041
Description: 1 online resource (xxii, 399 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Evolution of the primate prefrontal cortex --
3. Medial prefrontal cortex: choosing actions based on outcomes --
4. Orbital prefrontal cortex: choosing objects based on outcomes --
5. Caudal prefrontal cortex: searching for goals --
6. Dorsal prefrontal cortex: generating goals based on recent events --
7. Ventral prefrontal cortex: generating goals based on visual and auditory contexts --
8. Prefrontal cortex as a whole: generating goals from current contexts and events --
9. Human prefrontal cortex: generating goals from instructions and imagination --
10. Conclusions.
Series Title: Oxford psychology series.
Responsibility: Richard E. Passingham, Steven P. Wise.

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