Functional role of the prefrontal cortex in retrieval of memories: a PET study

@article{Kapur1995FunctionalRO,
  title={Functional role of the prefrontal cortex in retrieval of memories: a PET study},
  author={Shitij Kapur and Fergus I. M. Craik and Corey Jones and Gregory M. Brown and Sylvain Houle and Endel Tulving},
  journal={NeuroReport},
  year={1995},
  volume={6},
  pages={1880-1884}
}
Retrieval of information from episodic memory involves the processes invoked by the attempt to remember (retrieval attempt) as well as processes associated with the successful retrieval of stored information (ecphory). Previous PET studies of memory have shown an activation of the prefrontal cortex in memory retrieval tasks, and we hypothesised that this activation represents retreival attempt, not ecphory. This hypothesis was directly directed using [15O]H2 PET imaging in 19 healthy subjects… 

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