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Association Pathways of the Prefrontal Cortex and Functional Observations

Michael Petrides and Deepak N. Pandya

in Principles of Frontal Lobe Function

Published in print August 2002 | ISBN: 9780195134971
Published online May 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199864157 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195134971.003.0003
Association Pathways of the Prefrontal Cortex and Functional Observations

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This chapter focuses on the association pathways linking post-Rolandic cortical areas with particular prefrontal cortical regions, including comments on their possible functional significance. It shows that the prefrontal cortical areas that receive input from particular post-Rolandic regions give rise to efferent connections that are directed back to the same areas from which they received input. These pathways provide particular prefrontal areas with sensory-specific or multimodal information and, at the same time, provide the means by which the prefrontal cortical areas can regulate information processing in the posterior cortical areas.

Keywords: post-Rolandic cortical areas; prefrontal cortical regions; parietal cortex; frontal cortex; temporal cortex

Chapter.  9118 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neuroscience

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