What’s Being Controlled? Clues from the Frontal Cortex
New York University
Theories of control are used to explain how people regulate a variety of responses, such as unintended thoughts, emotions, behaviors, and perceptions. But do the neurocognitive mechanisms of control operate on each type of response in the same way? I will present research that integrates models of frontal cortical anatomy and function to shed light on the targets of controlled processes, particularly as they operate social contexts.