Cieslik et al., 2015Three key regions for supervisory attentional control evidence from neuroimaging meta-analysesNeuroscience and Biobehavioural Reviews. 48: 22-34.ABSTRACT: The supervisory attentional system has been proposed to mediate non-routine, goal-oriented behaviour by guiding the selection and maintenance of the goal-relevant task schema. Here, we aimed to delineate the brain regions that mediate these high-level control processes via neuroimaging meta-analysis. In particular, we investigated the core neural correlates of a wide range of tasks requiring supervisory control for the suppression of a routine action in favour of another, non-routine one. Our sample comprised n = 173 experiments employing go/no-go, stop-signal, Stroop or spatial interference tasks. Consistent convergence across all four paradigm classes was restricted to right anterior insula and inferior frontal junction, with anterior midcingulate cortex and pre-supplementary motor area being consistently involved in all but the go/no-go task. Taken together with lesion studies in patients, our findings suggest that the controlled activation and maintenance of adequate task schemata relies, across paradigms, on a right-dominant midcingulo-insular-inferior frontal core network. This also implies that the role of other prefrontal and parietal regions may be less domain-general than previously thought.
Keywords: Supervisory attentional system -- Meta-analysis -- Go/no-go -- Stop signal -- Stroop -- Spatial interference -- fMRI -- PET Submitted by: EdnaC Current version: 1 Last modified: 2015-02-05 17:55:34 Redistributable: true ANIMA ID: 823778
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