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A dissociation between stopping and switching actions following a lesion of the pre-supplementary motor area.

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INTRODUCTION: Although the pre-supplementary motor area (pre-SMA) is one of the most frequently reported areas of activation in functional imaging studies, the role of this brain region in cognition is still a matter of intense debate. Here we present a patient with a focal lesion of caudal pre-SMA who displays a selective deficit in updating a response plan to switch actions, but shows no impairment when required to withhold a response - stopping. MATERIALS and METHODS: The patient and a con...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Clinical Neurosciences
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Author
Journal:
Cortex; a journal devoted to the study of the nervous system and behavior More from this journal
Volume:
63C
Pages:
184-195
Publication date:
2014-09-01
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EISSN:
1973-8102
ISSN:
0010-9452
Language:
English
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pubs:486170
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uuid:623eccf7-d370-4ad3-89ce-d82975dd4b6e
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pubs:486170
Source identifiers:
486170
Deposit date:
2014-10-11

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