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Nat Rev Neurosci. 2001 Jan;2(1):33-42.

Neural basis of deciding, choosing and acting.

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Vanderbilt Vision Research Centre, Department of Psychology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee 37240, USA. jeffrey.d.schall@vanderbilt.edu

Abstract

The ability and opportunity to make decisions and carry out effective actions in pursuit of goals is central to intelligent life. Recent research has provided significant new insights into how the brain arrives at decisions, makes choices, and produces and evaluates the consequences of actions. In fact, by monitoring or manipulating specific neurons, certain choices can now be predicted or manipulated.

PMID:
11253357
DOI:
10.1038/35049054
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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