The prefrontal cortex and its relation to behavior.

  title={The prefrontal cortex and its relation to behavior.},
  author={Joaqu{\'i}n M. Fuster},
  journal={Progress in brain research},
The prefrontal cortex is critical for temporal organization of behavior. It mediates cross-temporal sensory-motor contingencies, integrating motor action (including speech) with recent sensory information. It performs this role through cooperation of two cognitive functions represented in its dorsolateral areas: short-term memory (STM) and preparatory set. Supporting data have been obtained from monkeys performing delay tasks, which epitomize the principle of cross-temporal contingency. In a… CONTINUE READING

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