Functional heterogeneity of left inferior frontal cortex as revealed by fMRI

  title={Functional heterogeneity of left inferior frontal cortex as revealed by fMRI},
  author={E. Paulesu and B. Goldacre and P. Scifo and S. Cappa and M. C. Gilardi and I. Castiglioni and D. Perani and F. Fazio},
  • E. Paulesu, B. Goldacre, +5 authors F. Fazio
  • Published 1997
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • NeuroReport
  • USING functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), we mapped brain activity in six normal volunteers during two silent verbal fluency tasks, one with a phonemic (letter) cue and one with a semantic (category) cue. In comparison with resting state, both tasks activated the anterior triangular portion of the left inferior frontal gyrus (IFG or F3, for third frontal gyrus) and the left thalamus. There were also areas activated in one task but not in the other: the posterior opercular portion of… CONTINUE READING
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