Predicting Future Rewards

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Science  11 Jul 2003:
Vol. 301, Issue 5630, pp. 179-180
DOI: 10.1126/science.1087383

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Goal-directed behavior affects all aspects of society, but unraveling which brain areas are responsible remains a challenge. In their Perspective, Richmond and colleagues discuss new work ( Matsumoto et al.) showing that the lateral and medial prefrontal cortex of monkey brain controls several different aspects of goal-directed behavior.