publication . Other literature type . Article . 2003

Conscious and subliminal conflicts in normal subjects and patients with schizophrenia: The role of the anterior cingulate

Catherine Martelli; Lionel Naccache; Franck Schürhoff; Marion Leboyer; Armelle Viard; Marie-Laure Paillère Martinot; Stanislas Dehaene; Eric Artiges; C. Recasens; Jean-Luc Martinot;
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  • Published: 03 Nov 2003
  • Publisher: National Academy of Sciences
The human anterior cingulate cortex (ACC), which is active during conflict-monitoring tasks, is thought to participate with prefrontal cortices in a distributed network for conscious self-regulation. This hypothesis predicts that conflict-related ACC activation should occur only when the conflicting stimuli are consciously perceived. To dissociate conflict from consciousness, we measured the behavioral and brain imaging correlates of a motor conflict induced by task-irrelevant subliminal or conscious primes. The same task was studied in normal subjects and in patients with schizophrenia in whom the ACC and prefrontal cortex are thought to be dysfunctional. Consc...
Medical Subject Headings: behavioral disciplines and activitiespsychological phenomena and processes
free text keywords: Biological Sciences, Multidisciplinary, Subliminal stimuli, Schizophrenia, medicine.disease, medicine, Hippocampus, Anterior cingulate cortex, medicine.anatomical_structure, Prefrontal cortex, Brain mapping, Psychology, Neuroscience, Frontal lobe, Priming (psychology)
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