Prefrontal cortex and behavior: Encoding of self-movement in dorsal prefrontal neurons

Hiroaki Niki, Ken Ichiro Tsutsui

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The prefrontal cortex is a heterogeneous structure consisting of several distinct areas, each with its own function. We examined a single unit activity of the dorsal prefrontal cortex during the performance of a delayed conditional discrimination task in which animals were required to discriminate between push-3 and push-12 and had to move the stick left or right depending on whether they pushed 3 or 12 times before the delay period. Many neurons in the dorsal prefrontal area showed activity changes related to the encoding of self-movement information. These findings indicate that the dorsal prefrontal area participates in the processing of self-movement information.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)35-39
Number of pages5
Issue numberSUPPL. 6
Publication statusPublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes


  • Memory
  • Monkey
  • Prefrontal cortex
  • Single unit activity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology


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