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Basolateral amygdala encodes upcoming errors but not response conflict.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22356660     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Adaptive behavior depends on the detection of potential errors so that ongoing behavior might be corrected. Here, we ask whether basolateral amygdala (ABL) might serve this function by examining activity in rats performing a task in which errors were induced by pitting two behavioral responses against each other. This response competition or conflict was created by forcing rats to respond away from the direction in which they were freely choosing on the majority of trials. Rats were slower and less accurate on these incongruent trial types. We found that activity in ABL fired more strongly prior to errant responses, but did not signal the potential for errors on correctly performed incongruent trials. These data support a role for ABL in processing errors prior to their occurrence and suggest that ABL is not involved in monitoring conflict so that ongoing behavior might be corrected.
Vadim Kashtelyan; Steven C Tobia; Amanda C Burton; Daniel W Bryden; Matthew R Roesch
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural     Date:  2012-02-22
Journal Detail:
Title:  The European journal of neuroscience     Volume:  35     ISSN:  1460-9568     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur. J. Neurosci.     Publication Date:  2012 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-03-20     Completed Date:  2012-07-18     Revised Date:  2014-09-13    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8918110     Medline TA:  Eur J Neurosci     Country:  France    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  952-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
© 2012 The Authors. European Journal of Neuroscience © 2012 Federation of European Neuroscience Societies and Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
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MeSH Terms
Adaptation, Physiological / physiology*
Amygdala / physiology*
Behavior, Animal / physiology
Conflict (Psychology)*
Rats, Long-Evans
Grant Support
R01 DA031695/DA/NIDA NIH HHS; R01 DA031695-01/DA/NIDA NIH HHS; R01DA031695/DA/NIDA NIH HHS

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