The Role of the Anterior Cingulate Cortex in Effort-Based Decision Making

Decision making often requires comparing possible options, such as the amount of effort required to be exerted to achieve the desired outcome. The anterior cingulate cortex (ACC) is a part of our brains that plays a role in weighing up the costs of different options prior to making a decision. However, it is not clear how the ACC mediates these cost-benefit evaluations. This week in The Journal of Neuroscience, Hart and colleagues used…

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Lincoln M. Tracy
Research Fellow and Freelance Writer