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-MIT - How the brain switches between different sets of rules

Nov 20, 2018 - ENP Newswire

Cognitive flexibility the brain's ability to switch between different rules or action plans depending on the context - is key to many of our everyday activities.

For example, imagine you're driving on a highway at 65 miles per hour. When you exit onto a local street, you realize that the situation has changed and you need to slow down.

When we move between different contexts like this, our brain holds multiple sets of rules in mind so that it can switch to the appropriate one when ne...