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Prefrontal-parietal function: from foraging to foresight.
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PMID:  24378542     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Comparative neuroanatomy shows that new prefrontal areas emerged during the evolution of anthropoid primates to augment prefrontal, parietal, and temporal areas that had evolved in earlier primates. We recently proposed that the new anthropoid areas reduce foraging errors by generating goals from current contexts and learning to do so rapidly, sometimes based on single events. Among the contexts used to generate these goals, the posterior parietal cortex provides the new prefrontal areas with information about relational metrics such as order, number, duration, length, distance and proportion, which play a crucial role in foraging choices. Here we propose that this specialized network later became adapted to support the human capacity for reasoning and general problem-solving.
Aldo Genovesio; Steven P Wise; Richard E Passingham
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-12-27
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Title:  Trends in cognitive sciences     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1879-307X     ISO Abbreviation:  Trends Cogn. Sci. (Regul. Ed.)     Publication Date:  2013 Dec 
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Created Date:  2013-12-31     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  9708669     Medline TA:  Trends Cogn Sci     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
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