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Brain Sci. 2017, 7(1), 4; doi:10.3390/brainsci7010004

The Interplay of Hippocampus and Ventromedial Prefrontal Cortex in Memory-Based Decision Making

Department of Psychology, University of Basel, Basel 4055, Switzerland
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Received: 31 October 2016 / Revised: 16 December 2016 / Accepted: 23 December 2016 / Published: 29 December 2016
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Episodic memory and value-based decision making are two central and intensively studied research domains in cognitive neuroscience, but we are just beginning to understand how they interact to enable memory-based decisions. The two brain regions that have been associated with episodic memory and value-based decision making are the hippocampus and the ventromedial prefrontal cortex, respectively. In this review article, we first give an overview of these brain–behavior associations and then focus on the mechanisms of potential interactions between the hippocampus and ventromedial prefrontal cortex that have been proposed and tested in recent neuroimaging studies. Based on those possible interactions, we discuss several directions for future research on the neural and cognitive foundations of memory-based decision making. View Full-Text
Keywords: hippocampus; prefrontal cortex; episodic memory; value-based decision making hippocampus; prefrontal cortex; episodic memory; value-based decision making
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Weilbächer, R.A.; Gluth, S. The Interplay of Hippocampus and Ventromedial Prefrontal Cortex in Memory-Based Decision Making. Brain Sci. 2017, 7, 4.

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