ERIC Number: EJ980611
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Aug
Abstractor: As Provided
Anterior Cingulate Cortex in Schema Assimilation and Expression
Wang, Szu-Han; Tse, Dorothy; Morris, Richard G. M.
Learning & Memory, v19 n8 p315-318 Aug 2012
In humans and in animals, mental schemas can store information within an associative framework that enables rapid and efficient assimilation of new information. Using a hippocampal-dependent paired-associate task, we now report that the anterior cingulate cortex is part of a neocortical network of schema storage with NMDA receptor-mediated transmission critical for information updating, and AMPA receptor-mediated transmission required for the expression and updating of stored information.
Descriptors: Animals, Learning Processes, Human Body, Brain, Task Analysis, Models, Neurological Organization, Cognitive Processes, Cognitive Development
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