Two successive neurocognitive processes captured by near-infrared spectroscopy: Prefrontal activation during a computerized plus-shaped maze task

Hiromtisu Miyata*, Shigeru Watanabe, Yasuyo Minagawa-Kawai

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The present study using near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) examined prefrontal activation associated with maze-solving performance in adult humans. The participants were required to solve a plus-shaped maze, comparable to the one used for pigeons and human children to behaviorally assess planning processes, by moving a target square to a goal square presented on a touch-sensitive screen. The participants made incorrect responses toward a previous goal immediately after the goal jumped to the end of another arm, in parallel with but less frequently than previous participants, with shorter reaction times than when they correctly adjusted their responses. In these incorrect trials, relatively larger hemodynamic changes having two peaks were observed, especially in channels near the right inferior frontal cortex (IFC), suggesting use of additional cognitive resources for adjustment of responses after making errors. In addition to showing human adults' better behavioral inhibition than previous participants, the present NIRS data suggest a difference in prefrontal activation patterns according to whether inhibition of the forward plan was working well or not. The results also testify to the effective NIRS recording, while the participants were moving a computer-generated stimulus by actually making finger touches to the monitor.

本文言語English
ページ(範囲)90-99
ページ数10
ジャーナルBrain Research
1374
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2011 2 16
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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 神経科学(全般)
  • 分子生物学
  • 臨床神経学
  • 発生生物学

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