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Trends Cogn Sci. 2005 Jul;9(7):314-6.

The role of the inferior frontal junction area in cognitive control.

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Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Stephanstr. 1a, 04103 Leipzig, Germany. brass@cbs.mpg.de

Abstract

Cognitive control processes refer to our ability to coordinate thoughts and actions in accordance with internal goals. In the fronto-lateral cortex such processes have been primarily related to mid-dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (mid-DLPFC). However, recent brain-imaging and meta-analytic studies suggest that a region located more posterior in the fronto-lateral cortex plays a pivotal role in cognitive control as well. This region has been termed the inferior frontal junction area and can be functionally and structurally distinguished from mid-DLPFC.

PMID:
15927520
DOI:
10.1016/j.tics.2005.05.001
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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