Marmoset study identifies brain region linking actions to their outcomes

6/24/21–The study, published today in the journal Neuron, found that marmoset monkeys could no longer make an association between their behavior and a particular outcome when a region of their brain called the anterior cingulate cortex was temporarily switched off. This finding is important because the compulsive behaviors in OCD and addiction are thought to result from impairments in the ‘goal-directed system’ in the brain. Read