Finding parallels in fronto-striatal organization

Department of Cognitive, Linguistic, and Psychological Sciences, Brown University, Providence, RI, USA.
Trends in Cognitive Sciences (Impact Factor: 21.97). 06/2012; 16(8):407-8. DOI: 10.1016/j.tics.2012.06.009
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Evidence suggests that lateral frontal cortex is hierarchically organized such that rostral frontal regions support more abstract representations than caudal regions. A recent fMRI study of language processing proposes that striatum may exhibit an analogous organization. We consider this hypothetical correspondence at both the cognitive and anatomical levels.

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