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The Prefrontal Cortex: Executive and Cognitive Functions

A. C. Roberts, T. W. Robbins, and L. Weiskrantz

Abstract

The role of the prefrontal cortex is one of the most topical and important areas of research in contemporary neuropsychology. This cortical region appears to be linked with executive processes affecting many diverse areas of cognitive function. Working memory, information processing, behavioural organization, attention, judgement, and the ability to cope with novel experiences are just some of the diverse processes it affects. This book brings together research on the prefrontal cortex. The chapters discuss theoretical and technical advances in the field, for example in our understanding of th ... More

Keywords: prefrontal cortex, neuropsychology, executive processes, cognitive function, working memory, information processing, behavioural organization, attention, judgement, novel experiences, neural architecture, neuronal activity, neuroimaging

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1998 Print ISBN-13: 9780198524410
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198524410.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

A. C. Roberts, editor
University of Cambridge

T. W. Robbins, editor
University of Cambridge

L. Weiskrantz, editor
University of Oxford

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