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A supramodal network for response inhibition

Walther, Stephan
Goya-Maldonado, Roberto
Stippich, Christoph
Weisbrod, Matthias
Published in Neuroreport. 2010, vol. 21, no. 3, p. 191-195
Abstract Response inhibition is the capacity to suppress inappropriate actions and is considered to be a fundamental executive function. This study investigated whether the neural correlates of response inhibition are organized along supramodal or modality-specific principles. For this purpose, we used event-related functional magnetic resonance imaging in a go-nogo task with auditory and visual stimuli. Common activation relating to response inhibition across modalities was observed in a frontoparietal network including the ventrolateral prefrontal cortex. In contrast, there was no modality-specific activation related to response inhibition in the prefrontal cortex. These findings suggest that the neural correlates of response inhibition have a supramodal organization, which is consistent with its role as a core executive function.
Keywords AdultBrain MappingEvoked PotentialsFemaleHumansImage Interpretation, Computer-AssistedInhibition (Psychology)Magnetic Resonance ImagingMaleNerve Net/physiologyPrefrontal Cortex/physiologyYoung Adult
PMID: 20084035
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WALTHER, Stephan et al. A supramodal network for response inhibition. In: Neuroreport, 2010, vol. 21, n° 3, p. 191-195. doi: 10.1097/WNR.0b013e328335640f

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