Wednesday, September 23, 20093:00 PM - 4:30 PMCNLS Conference Room (TA-3, Bldg 1690)|
Frontopolar cortex and complex thought
Jim KrogerNew Mexico State University
The frontal poles of frontal lobes are the most recently evolved part of the brain, and are not developed in higher primates. Neuroimaging studies have begun to associate this region with human ability to solve problems which involve intricate planning or complex representations. It remains unclear what the fundamental and distinct contribution of frontopolar cortex is, however. I will review competing theories, and discuss findings from our own laboratory suggesting a specific functional capacity arising from the frontal poles.
Host: Garrett Kenyon, firstname.lastname@example.org