Increased functional selectivity over development in rostrolateral prefrontal cortex.

@article{Wendelken2011IncreasedFS,
  title={Increased functional selectivity over development in rostrolateral prefrontal cortex.},
  author={Carter Wendelken and Elizabeth D. O'Hare and Kirstie J. Whitaker and Emilio Ferrer and Silvia A. Bunge},
  journal={The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience},
  year={2011},
  volume={31 47},
  pages={17260-8}
}
Relational reasoning, or the ability to identify and consider relationships between multiple mental representations, is a fundamental component of high-level cognition (Robin and Holyoak, 1995). The capacity to reason with relations enables abstract thought and may be at the core of what makes human cognition unique (Penn et al., 2008). This capacity improves throughout childhood and adolescence (Ferrer et al., 2009). Here, we sought to better understand the neural mechanisms that support its… CONTINUE READING
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