The role of the mid-dorsolateral prefrontal cortex in working memory

  title={The role of the mid-dorsolateral prefrontal cortex in working memory},
  author={Michael Petrides},
  journal={Experimental Brain Research},
Recent studies with nonhuman primates have shown that lesions of the mid-dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, which extends from the lip of the dorsal bank of the sulcus principalis to the midline (i.e., dorsal area 46 and 9/46 and area 9), give rise to severe and long-lasting impairments on self-ordered and externally ordered tasks designed to tax executive processing within working memory, rather than short-term memory per se. Lesions limited to area 9 give rise to a mild impairment on these tasks… CONTINUE READING
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