The facility with which humans perform and shift among a wide variety of cognitive tasks seems to indicate a mechanism for entering into a task-dependent mode or set. However, little is known about the neural systems that subserve task control. A recent neuroimaging study by Dosenbach et al. offers a set of novel methodological tools to examine this issue and uncovers new candidate brain regions for a core system that might implement task sets.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)529-532
Number of pages4
JournalTrends in Cognitive Sciences
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 2006


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