The prefrontal cortex (PFC) in humans has been studied for more than a century, but many crucial questions about its functions remain unanswered. This paper will highlight a few key differences between human and animal PFCs, and between the human PFC (HPFC) and other parts of the human brain. We then make a case that the HPFC is critically important for executing behaviors over time and integrating disparate information from throughout the brain. Finally, we will focus on our position in the current debate regarding how the HPFC performs its functions and discuss future directions for research.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Current Directions in Psychological Science|
|State||Published - Aug 2006|
- Frontal lobes
- Human prefrontal cortex
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