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Principles of Frontal Lobe Function$
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Donald T. Stuss and Robert T. Knight

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780195134971

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195134971.001.0001

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The Organization of Working Memory Function in Lateral Prefrontal Cortex: Evidence from Event-Related Functional MRI

The Organization of Working Memory Function in Lateral Prefrontal Cortex: Evidence from Event-Related Functional MRI

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(p.168) 11 The Organization of Working Memory Function in Lateral Prefrontal Cortex: Evidence from Event-Related Functional MRI
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Principles of Frontal Lobe Function
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Mark D'Esposito

Bradley R. Postile

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195134971.003.0011

This chapter focuses on the methods, data, and interpretation of delay-specific activity in human prefrontal cortex (PFC). After reviewing important neuroimaging methods, it assesses two influential models of the organization of working memory function in lateral PFC. It then reviews evidence of the hypothesis that many discrete regions of the PFC each support multiple discrete working memory-related processes.

Keywords:   neuroimaging, working memory, PFC, delay-specific activity

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