Anterior cingulate cortex neurons project connections to the superior colliculus. The superior colliculus carries out reflexive movements. The study finds the purpose of the ACC neurons connections to the SC is to over-rider the SC when executive control is essential.
Are humans hardwired for transgressions? Why are some of the brain's most basic instincts considered bad behavior? Why does bad behavior come so naturally to us? National Geographic's Brain Games asks Neuroscience News.