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Neural systems engaged by planning: a PET study of the Tower of London task.

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The functional anatomy of planning was investigated using the Tower of London task. Activation was observed in a distributed network of cortical areas incorporating prefrontal, cingulate, premotor, parietal and occipital cortices. Activation in corresponding areas has been observed in visuospatial working memory tasks with the exception of the rostral prefrontal cortex. This area may be identified with the executive components of planning comprising response selection and evaluation. Enhanced...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Psychiatry
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Journal:
Neuropsychologia
Volume:
34
Issue:
6
Pages:
515-526
Publication date:
1996-06-05
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EISSN:
1873-3514
ISSN:
0028-3932
URN:
uuid:37fcd98f-025f-45d7-8664-63b14af4ed39
Source identifiers:
223183
Local pid:
pubs:223183

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