Behavioral and neural evidence for item-specific performance monitoring

Christopher Blais, Silvia Bunge

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Abstract

How cognitive control is recruited and implemented has become a major focus of researchers in cognitive psychology and neuroscience. Current theories posit that cognitive control operates at the level of general rules - for example, in a Stroop task, "attend to the color of the stimulus." Here we report behavioral evidence suggesting that cognitive control is implemented much more locally, operating at the level of specific stimuli appearing in a task block. In addition, we report neural evidence that many of the regions implicated in cognitive control on the Stroop task, including anterior cingulate cortex and dorsolateral prefrontal cortex, operate at a local level.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2758-2767
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Cognitive Neuroscience
Volume22
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2010
Externally publishedYes

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Behavioral and neural evidence for item-specific performance monitoring. / Blais, Christopher; Bunge, Silvia.

In: Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, Vol. 22, No. 12, 01.12.2010, p. 2758-2767.

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