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  1. Functional gradients in the human lateral prefrontal cortex revealed by a comprehensive coordinate-based meta-analysis

    This article has 4 authors:
    1. Majd Abdallah
    2. Gaston Zanitti
    3. Valentin Iovene
    4. Demian Wassermann
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      A meta-analysis of over 14,000 fMRI studies revealed a principle rostral-caudal gradient in the lateral prefrontal cortex. This gradient reflected an internal/external axis, which helps to organize the LPFC's involvement in widespread processes from affect, to memory, to control, and action. This is an important contribution to the literature, particularly as a meta-analytic approach has not been applied to this axis of organization and can complement the limitations of single studies. The evidence for the conclusions could be strengthened by ruling out bias in the analysis and drawing a clearer relationship to functional networks.

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