Dissociating the role of the dorsolateral prefrontal and anterior cingulate cortex in cognitive control.

@article{MacDonald2000DissociatingTR,
  title={Dissociating the role of the dorsolateral prefrontal and anterior cingulate cortex in cognitive control.},
  author={Angus W. MacDonald and J. D. Cohen and V. Andrew Stenger and Cameron S. Carter},
  journal={Science},
  year={2000},
  volume={288 5472},
  pages={
          1835-8
        }
}
Theories of the regulation of cognition suggest a system with two necessary components: one to implement control and another to monitor performance and signal when adjustments in control are needed. Event-related functional magnetic resonance imaging and a task-switching version of the Stroop task were used to examine whether these components of cognitive control have distinct neural bases in the human brain. A double dissociation was found. During task preparation, the left dorsolateral… Expand
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