Rapid Plasticity in the Prefrontal Cortex during Affective Associative Learning.
Münster, Germany. In Plos One, Dec 2013
Comparing visual processing before and after learning, recent MultiCS conditioning studies using time-sensitive magnetoencephalography (MEG) revealed enhanced activation of prefrontal cortex (PFC) regions towards emotionally paired versus neutral stimuli already during short-latency processing stages (i.e., 50 to 80 ms after stimulus onset).
A prefrontal cortex-brainstem neuronal projection that controls response to behavioural challenge.
Stanford, United States. In Nature, 2013
The prefrontal cortex (PFC) is thought to participate in high-level control of the generation of behaviours (including the decision to execute actions); indeed, imaging and lesion studies in human beings have revealed that PFC dysfunction can lead to either impulsive states with increased tendency to initiate action, or to amotivational states characterized by symptoms such as reduced activity, hopelessness and depressed mood.