Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The Prefrontal CortexExecutive and Cognitive Functions$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

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

Print publication date: 1998

Print ISBN-13: 9780198524410

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198524410.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use (for details see www.oxfordscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 21 July 2019

The domain of supervisory processes and the temporal organization of behaviour

The domain of supervisory processes and the temporal organization of behaviour

(p.22) 3 The domain of supervisory processes and the temporal organization of behaviour
The Prefrontal Cortex

Tim Shallice

Paul Burgess

Oxford University Press

This chapter states that even if it is appropriate to view the supervisory system as a single system, it is not correct to view it as carrying out only a single type of process. Indeed the evidence points to the existence of a variety of processes carried out by different subsystems but operating together to have a globally integrated function. The processes carried out in human prefrontal cortex are relatively far from both stimulus input and response output. The chapter adopts the contention scheduling/supervisory system framework and addresses the question of how one should proceed in the fractionation of the supervisory system into its basic subcomponents. It elaborates the broad theoretical considerations and then discuss two types of empirical evidence — neuropsychological dissociations and localization by functional imaging.

Keywords:   supervisory system, prefrontal cortex, stimulus, response, contention scheduling, neuropsychological

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .