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Multi-tasking

Sarah E. MacPherson, Sergio Della Sala, Simon R. Cox, Alessandra Girardi and Matthew H. Iveson

in Handbook of Frontal Lobe Assessment

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print April 2015 | ISBN: 9780199669523
Published online August 2015 | e-ISBN: 9780191799327 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med:psych/9780199669523.003.0005
Multi-tasking

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Localization of the processes associated with the Multiple Errands Task and the Six Elements Task are discussed. Evidence includes the findings from patient and lesion studies as well as neuroimaging studies. Age effects on the performance of both of these tasks is also discussed.

Keywords: Multi-tasking; frontal pole; dorsolateral prefrontal cortex; orbitofrontal cortex; anterior cingulate; frontal lesion studies; neuroimaging; aging

Chapter.  5447 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Clinical Psychology

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