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Understanding EventsFrom Perception to Action$
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Thomas F. Shipley and Jeffrey M. Zacks

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780195188370

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2008

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195188370.001.0001

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The Human Prefrontal Cortex Stores Structured Event Complexes

The Human Prefrontal Cortex Stores Structured Event Complexes

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(p.617) 22 The Human Prefrontal Cortex Stores Structured Event Complexes
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Understanding Events
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Frank Krueger

Jordan Grafman

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195188370.003.0025

Event sequence knowledge is necessary for learning, planning, and performing activities of daily living. Clinical observations suggest that the prefrontal cortex (PFC) is crucial for goal-directed behavior such as carrying out plans, controlling a course of actions, or organizing everyday life routines. This chapter proposes a “representational” approach to PFC function, which assumes that the PFC (a) stores long-term memories of goal-oriented event sequence knowledge and (b) seeks to establish the format and categories according to which such information is stored. It argues that the human PFC stores a unique type of knowledge in the form of structured event complexes (SECs). SECs are representations composed of higher-order goal-oriented sequences of events that are involved in the planning and monitoring of complex behavior.

Keywords:   even sequence, event perception, structured event complexes, prefrontal cortex, goal-directd behavior

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