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Volume 7 (2007), Pages 1708-1714
http://dx.doi.org/10.1100/tsw.2007.267
Mini-Review Article

A Discussion of the Role of Frontoparietal Activity in Cognition

Department of Psychology & Centre for Life Sciences, National University of Singapore, 11 Law Link, 117570, Singapore

Received 11 May 2007; Revised 7 September 2007; Accepted 11 September 2007

Academic Editor: Michael Chee

Copyright © 2007 Nicholas Hon.

Abstract

A consistently observed pattern in the functional brain imaging literature is that of joint frontal and parietal activation.  Because this pattern of activation has been observed under many different experimental conditions and when different cognitive domains have been tested, it is likely that frontoparietal activity plays a very general role in cognition.  This article considers one such possible role – the representation of behaviourally relevant information.