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Expert cognitive control and individual differences associated with frontal and parietal white matter microstructure.

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Although many functional imaging studies have reported frontal activity associated with "cognitive control" tasks, little is understood about factors underlying individual differences in performance. Here we compared the behavior and brain structure of healthy controls with fighter pilots, an expert group trained to make precision choices at speed in the presence of conflicting cues. Two different behavioral paradigms--Eriksen Flanker and change of plan tasks--were used to assess the influenc...

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Roberts, RE More by this author
Anderson, EJ More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Neuroscience
Journal:
The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience
Volume:
30
Issue:
50
Pages:
17063-17067
Publication date:
2010-12-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1529-2401
ISSN:
0270-6474
URN:
uuid:292eef44-17f1-4dac-bf6a-aecfeb474843
Source identifiers:
379128
Local pid:
pubs:379128

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