What role for the anterior cingulate in analogical reasoning?

Michael W. O'Boyle

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While prefrontal and frontal cortex of the brain are well documented to mediate many executive functions, including creativity, flexibility, and adaptability, the anterior cingulate cortex (ACC) is known to be involved in error detection and conflict resolution, and is crucial to reward-based learning. A case is made for the notion that any neural model of analogical reasoning must incorporate the critical (and specialized) contributions of the ACC.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)143-144
Number of pages2
JournalCognitive Neuroscience
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2010


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