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Emotional processing in anterior cingulate and medial prefrontal cortex
Negative emotional stimuli activate a broad network of brain regions, including the medial prefrontal (mPFC) and anterior cingulate (ACC) cortices. An early influential view dichotomized theseExpand
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Cognitive control mechanisms resolve conflict through cortical amplification of task-relevant information
A prominent model of how the brain regulates attention proposes that the anterior cingulate cortex monitors the occurrence of conflict between incompatible response tendencies and signals thisExpand
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Resolving Emotional Conflict: A Role for the Rostral Anterior Cingulate Cortex in Modulating Activity in the Amygdala
Effective mental functioning requires that cognition be protected from emotional conflict due to interference by task-irrelevant emotionally salient stimuli. The neural mechanisms by which the brainExpand
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Congruency sequence effects and cognitive control
  • T. Egner
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Cognitive, affective & behavioral neuroscience
  • 1 December 2007
Congruency effects in selective attention tasks are subject to sequential modulation: They are smaller following an incongruent stimulus than following a congruent one. This congruency sequenceExpand
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Dissociable neural systems resolve conflict from emotional versus nonemotional distracters.
The human brain protects the processing of task-relevant stimuli from interference ("conflict") by task-irrelevant stimuli via attentional biasing mechanisms. The lateral prefrontal cortex has beenExpand
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Expectation (and attention) in visual cognition
Visual cognition is limited by computational capacity, because the brain can process only a fraction of the visual sensorium in detail, and by the inherent ambiguity of the information entering theExpand
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Multiple conflict-driven control mechanisms in the human brain
  • T. Egner
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Trends in Cognitive Sciences
  • 1 October 2008
Conflict between competing neural representations is thought to serve as an internal signal for the recruitment of 'cognitive control', which resolves conflict by biasing information processing inExpand
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Neural repetition suppression reflects fulfilled perceptual expectations
Stimulus-evoked neural activity is attenuated on stimulus repetition (repetition suppression), a phenomenon that is attributed to largely automatic processes in sensory neurons. By manipulating theExpand
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Predictive Codes for Forthcoming Perception in the Frontal Cortex
Incoming sensory information is often ambiguous, and the brain has to make decisions during perception. “Predictive coding” proposes that the brain resolves perceptual ambiguity by anticipating theExpand
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The effect of training distinct neurofeedback protocols on aspects of cognitive performance.
The use of neurofeedback as an operant conditioning paradigm has disclosed that participants are able to gain some control over particular aspects of their electroencephalogram (EEG). Based on theExpand
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