Deficits in Selective Attention Following Bilateral Anterior Cingulotomy

  title={Deficits in Selective Attention Following Bilateral Anterior Cingulotomy},
  author={Kevin W. Janer and Jos V. Pardo},
  journal={Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience},
Positron emission tomographic (PET) studies of normal humans undergoing specific cognitive activation paradigms have identified a region of the anterior cingulate cortex as a component of an anterior, midline attentional system involved in high-level processing selection. However, deficits in attention have not been demonstrated in patients following bilateral anterior cingulotomy, a procedure that results in lesions of adjacent anterior cingulate cortex. Task paradigms used in PET studies that… CONTINUE READING