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The Anterior Cingulate Cortex

In this episode, we discssed a region in the brain known as the anterior cingulate cortex (ACC), which is important for several cognitive functions including emotional regulation, attention allocation, and predictive coding.


The ACC is located in the front part of the brain, surrounding the corpus callosum from https://www.flintrehab.com/anterior-cingulate-cortex-damage/












This episode was largely based on a recently released preprint paper:


“Prediction error signals in ACC guide task-switching” (Cole et al., 2022) https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2022.11.27.518096v1.full.pdf


The ACC is involved in anxiety:

The ACC is involved in high-order processes such as making predictions and decisions and judging the value of actions:


The ACC contributes to generating an internal model of the world:



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