Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: How does the brain put decisions in context? Study finds unexpected brain region at work

When crossing the street, which way do you first turn your head to check for oncoming traffic? This decision depends on the context of where you are. A group of scientists has been studying how animals use context when making decisions. And now, their latest findings have tied this ability to an unexpected brain region in mice, previously thought to primarily guide and plan movement.