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Cognitive Functions of the Posterior Parietal Cortex

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The Posterior Parietal Cortex has been traditionally associated with visuo-spatial perception however recent work indicates its involvement in wide range of cognitive functions. The Research Topic will examine the role of the Posterior Parietal Cortex in cognitive functions such as learning, working- and ...

The Posterior Parietal Cortex has been traditionally associated with visuo-spatial perception however recent work indicates its involvement in wide range of cognitive functions. The Research Topic will examine the role of the Posterior Parietal Cortex in cognitive functions such as learning, working- and long-term memory, decision-making, numbering, categorization, planning, and reward. It will seek to bridge work on human, monkey, and rodent Posterior Parietal Cortex and address the homology and correspondence between human and animal models. Results from anatomical, lesion, neurophysiological, functional imaging, and transcranial magnetic stimulation will be included. The issue will seek to present viewpoints on current areas under debate and highlight consensus on questions that have reached broad agreement. The unique and shared functions of the Posterior Parietal Cortex compared to other brain areas will also be addressed. Contributions will include Original Articles, as well as Reviews, Theories, and Hypotheses. We expect that these contributions will provide a primer of the current state of knowledge, identify unresolved questions, highlight recent conceptual and methodological advances, and stimulate future research.


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