CCN meeting | Antonino Vallesi (Padova University, Italy)

27-10-2017 from 16:00 to 17:00
Henri Dunantlaan 2, room 4.4 (4E)
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Anatomo-functional organization of executive functions: focus on hemispheric asymmetries

This talk will focus on electrophysiological, neuroimaging & neuropsychological evidence for gradients of hemispheric asymmetries in executive functions. In particular the studies I will present point towards a left-lateralized, phasic criterion-setting and a right-lateralized, tonic monitoring process. Asymmetries relevant for executive functions have been observed not only in a task-related fashion, but also in terms of resting-state activity. In particular, EEG measures of lateral frontal asymmetries have a predictive value as they account for the performance level on various executive function tasks. These findings are important as they validate, and extend to the healthy population, a model that was originally based on neuropsychological evidence.