Behavioural Neurology

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Neuropsychology across the Lifespan: Proceedings of the Third Meeting of the Federation of European Societies of Neuropsychology

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Volume 26 |Article ID 546823 |

Francesco Barban, Giovanni Augusto Carlesimo, Emiliano Macaluso, Carlo Caltagirone, Alberto Costa, "Functional Brain Activity within the Medial and Lateral Portion of BA10 during a Prospective Memory Task", Behavioural Neurology, vol. 26, Article ID 546823, 3 pages, 2013.

Functional Brain Activity within the Medial and Lateral Portion of BA10 during a Prospective Memory Task

Received21 May 2012
Accepted21 May 2012


In this study we tested the gateway hypothesis of Broadmann area 10 (BA10). With a functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) protocol we manipulated the saliency–stimulus-oriented (SO) attending– and the memory load – stimulus-independent (SI) attending–during a prospective memory (PM) task. We found a significant main effect of the SO manipulation within the medial BA10 and a significant interaction between SI attending and PM task within the left lateral BA10. Our results give experimental support to the gateway hypothesis.

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