Directional functional coupling of cerebral rhythms between anterior cingulate and dorsolateral prefrontal areas during rare stimuli: a directed transfer function analysis of human depth EEG signal.

@article{Brazdil2009DirectionalFC,
  title={Directional functional coupling of cerebral rhythms between anterior cingulate and dorsolateral prefrontal areas during rare stimuli: a directed transfer function analysis of human depth EEG signal.},
  author={Milan Brazdil and Claudio Babiloni and Robert Roman and Pavel Daniel and Martin Bares and Ivan Rektor and Fabrizio Eusebi and Paolo Maria Rossini and Fabrizio Vecchio},
  journal={Human brain mapping},
  year={2009},
  volume={30 1},
  pages={138-46}
}
What is the neural substrate of our capability to properly react to changes in the environment? It can be hypothesized that the anterior cingulate cortex (ACC) manages repetitive stimuli in routine conditions and alerts the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (PFC) when stimulation unexpectedly changes. To provide evidence in favor of this hypothesis, intracerebral stereoelectroencephalographic (SEEG) data were recorded from the anterior cingulate and dorsolateral PFC of eight epileptic patients in… CONTINUE READING