The Functions of the Orbitofrontal Cortex

Edmund T. Rolls

in Principles of Frontal Lobe Function

Published in print August 2002 | ISBN: 9780195134971
Published online May 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199864157 | DOI:
The Functions of the Orbitofrontal Cortex

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This chapter considers the functions of the orbitofrontal cortex. It shows that the orbitofrontal cortex is involved in decoding and representing some primary reinforcers such as taste and touch; in learning and reversing associations of visual and other stimuli to these primary reinforcers; in controlling and correcting reward-related and punishment-related behavior; and, thus, in emotion.

Keywords: lesions; neurophysiology; learning; decoding; taste; touch

Chapter.  12744 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neuroscience

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