Task-Switching in Human and Nonhuman Primates: Understanding Rule Encoding and Control from Behavior to Single Neurons

Gijsbert Stoet, Lawrence Snyder

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Abstract

Task-switching paradigms are ideal for studying how primates implement and apply rules. This chapter summarizes a large body of work conducted on the comparative primatology and neurophysiology of task-switching in macaque monkeys. This chapter presents ?ndings of rule representations from single-neuron recordings in the intraparietal sulcus in posterior parietal cortex and argues that rule representation and control is implemented by a network spanning both frontal and posterior brain regions. These ?ndings provide a useful model for studying neuronal representations of task rules and the neural processes that apply those rules.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNeuroscience of Rule-Guided Behavior
PublisherOxford University Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780199786695
ISBN (Print)9780195314274
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2007

Keywords

  • Intraparietal sulcus
  • Macaque monkeys
  • Parietal cortex
  • Task-switching

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