Bizarre Responses, Rule Detection and Frontal Lobe Lesions

@article{Burgess1996BizarreRR,
  title={Bizarre Responses, Rule Detection and Frontal Lobe Lesions},
  author={Paul W. Burgess and Tim Shallice},
  journal={Cortex},
  year={1996},
  volume={32},
  pages={241-259}
}
Seventy-seven patients with different cerebral lesions were tested on a rule-detection task where the stimuli were designed in such a way as to minimize the activation of pre-existing schemata. Patients with lesions involving the frontal lobes were poorer at achieving set than patients with lesions elsewhere. In addition, the anteriorly-lesioned group showed a greater tendency to guess and were more likely to abandon a correct rule once it had been attained, but there were no differences… CONTINUE READING

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