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

Author: Richard E Passingham; Steven P Wise
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2014.
Series: Oxford psychology series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The prefrontal cortex makes up almost a quarter of the human brain. The Neurobiology of the Prefrontal Cortex presents a new theory about its fundamental function. Written by two leading brain  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard E Passingham; Steven P Wise
ISBN: 9780199552917 0199552916 9780198714699 0198714696
OCLC Number: 934408635
Description: XXII, 399 p. : il. ; 24 cm.
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 ; 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 and Steven P. Wise.

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