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University Of Pittsburgh Scientists Identify How Brain "Gets Ready" To Perform

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November 13, 2000
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Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine have uncovered the mechanism by which the brain prepares itself to solve a problem. The Pitt researchers, led by Cameron Carter, M.D., associate professor of psychiatry, conducted a series of functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) studies showing that the part of the brain called the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC) becomes active when a person is preparing for a task.

NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 6 – Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine have uncovered the mechanism by which the brain prepares itself to solve a problem. Their research was presented today at the 30th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience.


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