Observing Mental Abilities In Patients After A Unilateral Or Bilateral Anterior Prefrontal Resection
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I'm professor of psychology and cognitive neuroscience at Reims Champagne-Ardenne University. I currently work in the field of cognitive neuroscience using behavioural, neuroimaging and brain stimulation methods. My major research theme is the cognitive neuroscience of voluntary action. I have published papers on the topics of decision-making, intentions, unconsciouss determinants of willed actions, theory of mind and consciousness.
My training was in psychology at René Descartes University of Paris (DESS), and cognitive science (DEA) at EHESS/ENS/Polytechnique/Pierre et Marie Curie University. I did my Ph.D. (2000-2003) with Dr. Angela Sirigu, at the Center of Cognitive Neuroscience in Lyon, on the neural underpinnings of the sense of effort in normal and in various pathological conditions.

                       

Observing Mental Abilities In Patients After A Unilateral Or Bilateral Anterior Prefrontal Resection

The anterior prefrontal cortex is the most anterior part of the human brain. It is supposed to be at the top of the brain’s hierarchical organization and is involved in the most complex human mental functions. A wide range of studies has shown that this region plays a critical role in mental functions which are considered as hallmarks of human cognition, such as undertaking initiatives, planning future actions, self-awareness, and metacognition. Metacognition, "knowing about knowing," constitutes one of the foundations of...

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