Anterior cingulate cortex in schema assimilation and expression

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)315-318
Number of pages4
JournalLearning & Memory
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2012

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