A study by EP research Dr. Anna Mitchell supported by the Medical Research Council and published in eLife has shown that a subcortical brain region known as the magnocellular mediodorsal thalamus is critical for learning and adaptive decision-making. It seems to play a key role in optimising future behaviour by learning from past rewards. This study is among the first to highlight the role of the thalamus in decision-making.
EP study shows role of medial dorsal thalamus in decision-making
9 June 2016