The Neural Basis of Inhibition in Cognitive Control

  title={The Neural Basis of Inhibition in Cognitive Control},
  author={Adam R. Aron},
  journal={The Neuroscientist},
  pages={214 - 228}
  • A. Aron
  • Published 1 June 2007
  • Psychology, Biology
  • The Neuroscientist
The concept of “inhibition” is widely used in synaptic, circuit, and systems neuroscience, where it has a clear meaning because it is clearly observable. The concept is also ubiquitous in psychology. One common use is to connote an active/willed process underlying cognitive control. Many authors claim that subjects execute cognitive control over unwanted stimuli, task sets, responses, memories, and emotions by inhibiting them, and that frontal lobe damage induces distractibility, impulsivity… 

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