When brains flip coins

Neuron. 2014 Oct 1;84(1):9-11. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2014.09.025.


In a recent study in the journal Cell, Tervo et al. (2014) show that animals can implement stochastic choice policies in environments unfavorable to predictive strategies. The shift toward stochastic behavior was driven by noradrenergic signaling in the anterior cingulate cortex.

Publication types

  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Choice Behavior*
  • Gyrus Cinguli / physiology*