Wednesday, October 03, 2007

The Prefrontal Cortex: Time is of the Essence

In this paper, Prof. Joaquin Fuster details the evidence he has from a wide range of disciplines in support of his proposed function for the prefrontal cortex. Since my review of the paper is itself quite lengthy, I have split it up into three parts, which will be posted here over the next three days. These three parts are as follows:

(1) The PFC: anatomy and the network memory theory

(2) The PFC: a temporal organiser

(3) Areal specificity in the PFC and mechanisms involved in temporal integration

Reference: Fuster (2001), “The Prefrontal Cortex – An update: Time is of the essence”, Neuron, vol. 30, pp319-333

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