New Role Found for Brain Region: Focusing Attention During Decision-Making

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New Role Found for Brain Region: Focusing Attention During Decision-Making

Long thought to simply pass on information received from the senses, the thalamus may also quickly assemble the circuits that enable successful decisions. This newfound function for this small, center-brain region is the main finding of a study led by researchers from NYU Langone Medical Center and published May 3 in the journal Nature.

From ScienceDaily, May 3, 2017, Source: NYU Langone Medical Center / New York University School of Medicine

Long thought to simply pass on information received from the senses, the thalamus may also quickly assemble the circuits that enable successful decisions. This newfound function for this small, center-brain region is the main finding of a study led by researchers from NYU Langone Medical Center and published May 3 in the journal Nature.

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