Neural Basis of Motivational and Cognitive Control

Overview

This volume offers a range of perspectives on a simple problem: How does the brain choose efficiently and adaptively among options to ensure coherent, goal-directed behavior? The contributors, from fields as varied as anatomy, psychology, learning theory, neuroimaging, neurophysiology, behavioral economics, and computational modeling, present an overview of key approaches in the study of cognitive control and decision making. The book not only presents a survey of cutting-edge research on the topic, it also provides a handbook useful to psychologists, biologists, economists, and neuroscientists alike.

The contributors consider such topics as the anatomical and physiological basis of control, examining core components of the control system, including contributions of the cerebral cortex, the ways in which subcortical brain regions underpin the control functions of the cortex, and neurotransmitter systems; variations in control seen in the development from adolescence to adulthood, in healthy adults, and in patient populations; recent developments in computational approaches, including reinforcement learning; and overarching trends in the current literature, including neuroeconomics, social decision making, and model-based approaches to data from neuroimaging and electrophysiology.

Table of Contents

  1. Preface
  2. I. ANATOMICAL BASIS OF CONTROL
  3. 1. Neuroanatomical Basis of Motivational and Cognitive Control: A Focus on the Medial and Lateral Prefrontal Cortex

    Jerome Sallet, Rogier B. Mars, Rene Quilodran, Emmanuel Procyk, Michael Petrides, and Matthew F. S. Rushworth

  4. 2. Neural Circuits of Reward and Decision Making: Integrative Networks across Corticobasal Ganglia Loops

    Suzanne N. Haber

  5. 3. Neurochemistry of Performance Monitoring

    Markus Ullsperger

  6. II. A CORTICAL PERSPECTIVE ON THE FUNCTIONAL BASIS OF CONTROL
  7. 4. Contributions of Ventromedial Prefrontal and Frontal Polar Cortex to Reinforcement Learning and Value-Based Choice

    Erie D. Boorman and MaryAnn P. Noonan

  8. 5. Decision Making in Frontal Cortex: From Single Units to fMRI

    Steven W. Kennerley and Philippe N. Tobler

  9. 6. A Comparative Perspective on Executive and Motivational Control by the Medial Prefrontal Cortex

    Mark Laubach

  10. 7. Formal Concept Analysis: Classical and Fuzzy

    Radim Belohlavek

  11. 8. A Role for Posterior Cingulate Cortex in Policy Switching and Cognitive Control

    John M. Pearson, Benjamin Y. Hayden, and Michael L. Platt

  12. III. A SUBCORTICAL PERSPECTIVE ON THE FUNCTIONAL BASIS OF CONTROL
  13. 9. Subcortical Contributions to the Motivational and Cognitive Control of Instrumental Performance by Pavlovian and Discriminative Stimuli

    Mimi Liljeholm and John P. O'Doherty

  14. 10. The Influence of Dopamine in Generating Action from Motivation

    Mark E. Walton, Jerylin O. Gan, and Paul E. M. Phillips

  15. 11. Fronto-Basal-Ganglia Circuits for Stopping Action

    Ian Greenhouse, Nicole C. Swann, and Adam R. Aron

  16. 12. Learning, the P3, and the Locus Coeruleus-Norepinephrine System

    Sander Nieuwenhuis

  17. IV. INDIVIDUAL VARIATIONS IN CONTROL
  18. 13. The Neurocognitive Development of Social Decision Making

    Wouter van den Bos and Eveline A. Crone

  19. 14. Motivational Modulation of Action Control: How Interindividual Variability May Shed Light on the Motivation-Control Interface and Its Neurocognitive Mechanisms

    K. Richard Ridderinkhof, Michael X Cohen, and Birte U. Forstmann

  20. 15. Pathological Changes in Performance Monitoring

    Ellen R. A. de Bruijn and Markus Ullsperger

  21. V. COMPUTATIONAL MODELS OF MOTIVATIONAL AND COGNITIVE CONTROL
  22. 16. Neural Correlates of Hierarchical Reinforcement Learning

    Jose J. F. Ribas-Fernandes, Yael Niv, and Matthew M. Botvinick

  23. 17. Reinforcement Learning, Conflict Monitoring, and Cognitive Control: An Integrative Model of Cingulate-Striatal Interactions and the ERN

    Jose J. F. Ribas-Fernandes, Yael Niv, and Matthew M. Botvinick

  24. 18. An Integrative Theory of Anterior Cingulate Cortex Function: Option Selection in Hierarchical Reinforcement Learning

    Clay B. Holroyd and Nick Yeung

  25. 19. Meta-Learning, Cognitive Control, and Physiological Interactions between Medial and Lateral Prefrontal Cortex

    Mehdi Khamassi, Charles R. E. Wilson, Marie Rothe, Rene Quilodran, Peter F. Dominey, and Emmanuel Procyk

  26. 20. Wherefore a Horse Race: Inhibitory Control as Rational Decision Making

    Pradeep Shenoy and Angela J. Yu

  27. VI. PERSPECTIVES
  28. 21. The Neuroeconomics of Cognitive Control

    Gabriele Chierchia and Giorgio Coricelli

  29. 22. Frames of Reference in Human Social Decision Making

    Laurence T. Hunt and Timothy E. J. Behrens

  30. 23. Model-Based Approaches to the Study of the Neural Basis of Cognitive Control

    Sven Bestmann and Rogier B. Mars

  31. Contributors
  32. Glossary of Symbols
  33. Index