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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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Mechanisms of Conflict Resolution in Prefrontal Cortex

Mechanisms of Conflict Resolution in Prefrontal Cortex

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(p.233) 15 Mechanisms of Conflict Resolution in Prefrontal Cortex
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Principles of Frontal Lobe Function
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John Jonides

David Badre

Clayton Curtis

Sharon L. Thompson-Schill

Edward E. Smith

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195134971.003.0015

This chapter discusses the psychological process of selectively attending to one source of information to the exclusion of others. In a meta-analysis, it reviews different tasks used to study selective attention, under the construct of conflict resolution, as assessed with functional imaging techniques. Both the anterior cingulate cortex and the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex are involved in some aspect of conflict resolution, which is likely related to different mechanisms. The theme of heterogeneity of function is reflected in these results.

Keywords:   selective attention, anterior cingulated cortex, dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, meta-analysis

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