Université de Fribourg

Differential patterns of functional and structural plasticity within and between inferior frontal gyri support training-induced improvements in inhibitory control proficiency

Chavan, Camille F. ; Mouthon, Michael ; Draganski, Bogdan ; Zwaag, Wietske van der ; Spierer, Lucas

In: Human Brain Mapping, 2015, vol. 36, no. 7, p. 2527–2543

Ample evidence indicates that inhibitory control (IC), a key executive component referring to the ability to suppress cognitive or motor processes, relies on a right-lateralized fronto-basal brain network. However, whether and how IC can be improved with training and the underlying neuroplastic mechanisms remains largely unresolved. We used functional and structural magnetic resonance imaging to...

Université de Fribourg

inter- and intrahemispheric dissociations in ideomotor apraxia: a large-Scale lesion–symptom mapping study in subacute brain-damaged patients

Manuel, Aurelie L. ; Radman, Narges ; Mesot, Delphine ; Chouiter, Leila ; Clarke, Stephanie ; Annoni, Jean-Marie ; Spierer, Lucas

In: Cerebral Cortex, 2012, p. -

Pantomimes of object use require accurate representations of movements and a selection of the most task-relevant gestures. Prominent models of praxis, corroborated by functional neuroimaging studies, predict a critical role for left parietal cortices in pantomime and advance that these areas store representations of tool use. In contrast, lesion data points to the involvement of left inferior...