Differences in prefrontal cortex activity using near-infrared spectroscopy.

Link – Differences in prefrontal cortex activity based on difficulty in a working memory task using near-infrared spectroscopy. Abstract The Prefrontal cortex (PFC) has been highly related to executive functions such as working memory (WM). This study assesses the activity of the PFC in performing the Sternberg WM task (ST) with three levels of difficulty […]

Left PFC Supports the Recognition of Patterns in Ambiguous Stimuli.

Link – Left Prefrontal Cortex Supports the Recognition of Meaningful Patterns in Ambiguous Stimuli. Abstract Processing of ambiguous visual stimuli has been associated with an increased activation of the left lateral prefrontal cortex (PFC) in neuroimaging studies. Nevertheless, the functional role of prefrontal activity in this process is not fully understood. In this experiment we […]

The neural development of emotion face processing during infancy

Link – More than meets the eye: The neural development of emotion face processing during infancy. Abstract This study explored the impact of infant temperament and maternal stress on the development of the infant medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC) among sixteen 6-8-month-old infants. Functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy (fNIRS) was used to measure activation of the infant […]

After-effects of 10 Hz tACS

Link – After-effects of 10 Hz tACS over the prefrontal cortex on phonological word decisions. Abstract INTRODUCTION: Previous work in the language domain has shown that 10 Hz rTMS of the left or right posterior inferior frontal gyrus (pIFG) in the prefrontal cortex impaired phonological decision-making, arguing for a causal contribution of the bilateral pIFG to phonological […]

pfc activity as a measure of learning curve

Link – Use of prefrontal cortex activity as a measure of learning curve in surgical novices: results of a single blind randomised controlled trial. Surg Endosc. 2020 Jan 17;: Authors: Khoe HCH, Low JW, Wijerathne S, Ann LS, Salgaonkar H, Lomanto D, Choi J, Baek J, Tam WW, Pei H, Ho RCM Abstract BACKGROUND: Neurobiological […]

Effect of fear of falling on pfc activation during walking

Link – The effect of fear of falling on prefrontal cortex activation and efficiency during walking in older adults. Geroscience. 2019 Feb 09;: Authors: Holtzer R, Kraut R, Izzetoglu M, Ye K Abstract Neural inefficiency is inferred when higher brain activations are associated with similar or worse performance. Improved neural efficiency is achieved when task-related […]

Slow Theta tACS of the Right PFC

Link – Slow Theta tACS of the Right Parietal Cortex Enhances Contralateral Visual Working Memory Capacity. Brain Topogr. 2019 Jan 29;: Authors: Bender M, Romei V, Sauseng P Abstract Recent research suggests alteration of visual working memory capacity by modulation of parietal theta frequency via transcranial alternating current stimulation (tACS). However, it remains to be […]