Unconscious activation of the cognitive control system in the human prefrontal cortex.

@article{Lau2007UnconsciousAO,
  title={Unconscious activation of the cognitive control system in the human prefrontal cortex.},
  author={Hakwan C. Lau and Richard E. Passingham},
  journal={The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience},
  year={2007},
  volume={27 21},
  pages={5805-11}
}
Using functional magnetic resonance imaging, we tested whether unconscious information can influence the cognitive control system in the human prefrontal cortex. Volunteers had to prepare to perform either a phonological judgment or a semantic judgment on an upcoming word, based on the instruction given at the beginning of each trial. However, in some trials they were visually primed to prepare for the alternative (i.e., "wrong") task, and this impaired their performance. This priming effect is… CONTINUE READING
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