Functional Anatomical Correlates of Controlled and Automatic Processing

@article{Jansma2001FunctionalAC,
  title={Functional Anatomical Correlates of Controlled and Automatic Processing},
  author={J. Martijn Jansma and Nick F. Ramsey and Heleen A. Slagter and Ren{\'e} S. Kahn},
  journal={Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience},
  year={2001},
  volume={13},
  pages={730-743}
}
Behavioral studies have shown that consistent practice of a cognitive task can increase the speed of performance and reduce variability of responses and error rate, reflecting a shift from controlled to automatic processing. This study examines how the shift from controlled to automatic processing changes brain activity. A verbal Sternberg task was used with continuously changing targets (novel task, NT) and with constant, practiced targets (practiced task, PT). NT and PT were presented in a… 
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