Top–Down Inhibitory Control Exerted by the Medial Frontal Cortex during Action Selection under Conflict

@article{Duque2013TopDownIC,
  title={Top–Down Inhibitory Control Exerted by the Medial Frontal Cortex during Action Selection under Conflict},
  author={Julie Duque and Etienne Olivier and Matthew Rushworth},
  journal={Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience},
  year={2013},
  volume={25},
  pages={1634-1648}
}
Top–down control is critical to select goal-directed actions in changeable environments, particularly when several conflicting options compete for selection. In humans, this control system is thought to involve an inhibitory mechanism that suppresses the motor representation of unwanted responses to favor selection of the most appropriate action. Here, we aimed to evaluate the role of a region of the medial frontal cortex, the pre-SMA, in this form of inhibition by using a double coil TMS… CONTINUE READING

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