Social Learning in the Medial Prefrontal Cortex

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The ACC, and neighbouring areas, are among the most controversial and investigated brain areas in cognitive neuroscience. Despite the wealth of studies, there has been a significant absence of studies recording from the gyrus of the ACC (ACCg). In their recent study Hill and colleagues provide a rare examination of the properties of the ACCg. We highlight the emerging role of this region in signalling the key computations that drive social learning processes.

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)151-152
Number of pages2
JournalTrends in Cognitive Sciences
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2017


  • Brain, Brain Mapping, Gyrus Cinguli/physiology, Humans, Prefrontal Cortex/physiology, Social Learning