The Architecture of Cognitive Control in the Human Prefrontal Cortex

  title={The Architecture of Cognitive Control in the Human Prefrontal Cortex},
  author={E. Koechlin and Chryst{\`e}le Ody and F. Kouneiher},
  pages={1181 - 1185}
  • E. Koechlin, Chrystèle Ody, F. Kouneiher
  • Published 2003
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Science
  • The prefrontal cortex (PFC) subserves cognitive control: the ability to coordinate thoughts or actions in relation with internal goals. Its functional architecture, however, remains poorly understood. Using brain imaging in humans, we showed that the lateral PFC is organized as a cascade of executive processes from premotor to anterior PFC regions that control behavior according to stimuli, the present perceptual context, and the temporal episode in which stimuli occur, respectively. The… CONTINUE READING
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