Novelty, Salience, and Surprise Timing Are Signaled by Neurons in the Basal Forebrain

Kaining Zhang, Charles D. Chen, Ilya E. Monosov

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Abstract

Zhang et al. show that cells in the primate basal forebrain (BF), an area that mediates activity of the neocortex, predict the timing of events that capture attention, such as surprising reinforcements and novel objects. After a salient event, other BF cells’ burst activations rapidly signal higher-order statistical information about motivational salience, novelty, and surprise.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)134-142.e3
JournalCurrent Biology
Volume29
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 7 2019

Keywords

  • attention
  • basal forebrain
  • motivation
  • neurophysiology
  • novelty
  • salience

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