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Neuroscience of Rule-Guided Behavior$
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Silvia A. Bunge and Jonathan D. Wallis

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9780195314274

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195314274.001.0001

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 The Role of the Posterior Frontolateral Cortex in Task‐Related Control

 The Role of the Posterior Frontolateral Cortex in Task‐Related Control

(p.177) 9 The Role of the Posterior Frontolateral Cortex in Task‐Related Control
Neuroscience of Rule-Guided Behavior

Marcel Brass

Jan Derrfuss

Yves von Cramon

Oxford University Press

This chapter focuses on different aspects of rule‐guided behavior, its functional neuroanatomy and role in cognitive control and, more specifically, cognitive flexibility. First, it argues that an area in the posterior lateral prefrontal cortex plays a crucial role in the implementation of task rules and task‐switching. Second, it examines how the functional role of this area is related to premotor cortex function. Furthermore, it discusses differences in rule representation between human and nonhuman primates. Finally, it addresses the question of how the prefrontal and parietal cortices interact during abstract rule implementation.

Keywords:   lateral prefrontal cortex, task‐switching, premotor cortex, cognitive control, cognitive flexibility

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