Prefrontal cortex

FRONTlab: the frontal systems, functions and dysfunctions

Main field of research: 

Cognitive neurosciences / neuropsychology /neuroeconomy

Keywords: 

cognition
behavior
executive functions
neuroimaging
Prefrontal cortex

ENP label: 

2016

Research Center / Institute: 

Institut du Cerveau et de la Moelle épinière

Research Unit Code: 

UMRS 1127 UMR 7225

The prefrontal cortex (PFC) is a major challenge in Neurosciences. This brain region controls behavior adaptation and highercognitive functions that are needed for complex social interaction, abstract thinking, reasoning, planning or creativity.

Leader

Leader: 

Personal

Team members: 

Bruno DUBOIS Chef d'équipe
Antoni VALERO-CABRE
Benedicte BATRANCOURT
Emmanuelle VOLLE
Harald HAMPEL
Raffaella Lara MIGLIACCIO
Marc TEICHMAN
Michel THIEBAUT DE SCHOTTEN
Institutions

Principal Institution: 

Inserm

Affiliated institutions: 

CNRS
UPMC
Publications

Publications: 

Azuar C, Reyes P, Slachevsky A, Volle E, Kinkingnehun S, Kouneiher F, Bravo E, Dubois B, Koechlin E, Levy R. Testing the model of caudo-rostral organization of cognitive control in the human with frontal lesions. Neuroimage. 2014 Jan 1;84:1053-60. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2013.09.031.

Aichelburg C, Urbanski M, Thiebaut de Schotten M, Humbert F, Levy R, Volle E. Morphometry of Left Frontal and Temporal Poles Predicts Analogical Reasoning Abilities. Cereb Cortex. 2014 Oct 19. pii: bhu254. 

Lagarde J, Valabrègue R, Corvol JC, Garcin B, Volle E, Le Ber I, Vidailhet M, Dubois B, Levy R. Why do patients with neurodegenerative frontal syndrome fail to answer: ‘In what way are an orange and a banana alike?’. Brain. 2015 Feb;138(Pt 2):456-71. doi: 10.1093/brain/awu359. 

Gil Gonen-Yaacovi Leonardo Cruz de Souza Richard Levy Marika Urbanski Goulven Josse Emmanuelle Volle. Rostral and caudal prefrontal contribution to creativity: A meta-analysis of functional imaging data. Front. Hum. Neurosci. Published on 14 Aug 2013, doi:10.3389/fnhum.2013.00465. 

Thiebaut de Schotten M., Dell’Acqua F., Forkel S.J., Simmons A., Vergani F., Murphy D.G.M., Catani M. (2011) A lateralized brain network for visuospatial attentionNat Neurosci 14:1245-1246.(IF 14.191).