Shinkei Kenkyu no Shinpo Volume 49, Issue 4 (August 2005)

Neural processing of task set within the prefrontal cortex Katsuyuki Sakai 1 1Department of Cognitive Neuroscience, Graduate School of Medicine, University of Tokyo Keyword: 機能的核磁気共鳴画像 , functional magnetic resonance imaging , fMRI , 機能的結合 , functional connectivity , 前頭極部 , frontal pole pp.591-598
Published Date 2005/8/10
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A task set is a neurocognitive state where an upcoming task is prospectively configured. Here the pattern of neural activity is specific to not just which task items to process but rather how to process the items. A recent functional neuroimaging study has shown that the patterns of interactions within the anterior and posterior prefrontal areas change flexibly according to what kinds of task to be performed. The capability of planning multiple goals in the future depends on the functioning of the prefrontal cortex, which integrates multiple pieces of information necessary for behavior and prospectively codes the task set.

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