A System for Relational Reasoning in Human Prefrontal Cortex

@article{Waltz1999ASF,
  title={A System for Relational Reasoning in Human Prefrontal Cortex},
  author={James A. Waltz and Barbara J. Knowlton and Keith J. Holyoak and Kyle Brauer Boone and Frederic S. Mishkin and Marcia de Menezes Santos and C R Thomas and Bruce L. Miller},
  journal={Psychological Science},
  year={1999},
  volume={10},
  pages={119 - 125}
}
The integration of multiple relations between mental representations is critical for higher level cognition. For both deductive- and inductive-reasoning tasks, patients with prefrontal damage exhibited a selective and catastrophic deficit in the integration of relations, whereas patients with anterior temporal lobe damage, matched for overall IQ but with intact prefrontal cortex, exhibited normal relational integration. In contrast, prefrontal patients performed more accurately than temporal… Expand

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