Rat mPFC and M2 Play a Waiting Game (at Different Timescales)

Neuron. 2017 May 17;94(4):700-702. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2017.05.006.


In this issue of Neuron, Murakami et al. (2017) relate neural activity in frontal cortex to stochastic and deterministic components of waiting behavior in rats; they find that mPFC biases waiting time, while M2 is ultimately responsible for trial-to-trial variability in decisions about how long to wait.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Frontal Lobe*
  • Neurons
  • Prefrontal Cortex*
  • Rats