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The multiple-demand (MD) system of the primate brain: mental programs for intelligent behaviour.

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A common or multiple-demand (MD) pattern of frontal and parietal activity is associated with diverse cognitive demands, and with standard tests of fluid intelligence. In intelligent behaviour, goals are achieved by assembling a series of sub-tasks, creating structured mental programs. Single cell and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) data indicate a key role for MD cortex in defining and controlling the parts of such programs, with focus on the specific content of a current cogniti...

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10.1016/j.tics.2010.01.004

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
Role:
Author
Journal:
Trends in cognitive sciences
Volume:
14
Issue:
4
Pages:
172-179
Publication date:
2010-04-05
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EISSN:
1879-307X
ISSN:
1364-6613
URN:
uuid:7d01659c-c935-4c2f-b81f-2293c894e479
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383387
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pubs:383387

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