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.
|Title of host publication||Neuroscience of Rule-Guided Behavior|
|Publisher||Oxford University Press|
|State||Published - Sep 1 2007|
- Intraparietal sulcus
- Macaque monkeys
- Parietal cortex