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The mid-ventrolateral frontal cortex and attentional control

Adrian M. Owen and Adam Hampshire

in Neuroimaging of Human Memory

Published in print February 2009 | ISBN: 9780199217298
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191696077 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199217298.003.0011
The mid-ventrolateral frontal cortex and attentional control

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This chapter examines neuroimaging evidence that suggests that the mid-ventrolateral frontal cortex plays a specific role in intended action; that is, any behaviour that is consciously willed by the agent responsible for carrying out that behaviour. In this sense, it makes contributions to both memory and attention in a manner that cannot be predicted by current psychological models of either cognitive system.

Keywords: neuroimaging; mid-ventrolateral frontal cortex; behaviour; memory; attention; cognitive system

Chapter.  8052 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Cognitive Psychology

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