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E. Formisano, R. Goebel. Tracking cognitive processes with functional MRI mental chronometry. Curr Opin Neurobiol, 13(2):174-181, 2003.


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Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) is used widely to determine the spatial layout of brain activation associated with specific cognitive tasks at a spatial scale of millimeters. Recent methodological improvements have made it possible to determine the latency and temporal structure of the activation at a temporal scale of few hundreds of milliseconds. Despite the sluggishness of the hemodynamic response, fMRI can detect a cascade of neural activations - the signature of a sequence of cognitive processes. Decomposing the processing into stages is greatly aided by measuring intermediate responses. By combining event-related fMRI and behavioral measurement in experiment and analysis, trial-by-trial temporal links can be established between cognition and its neural substrate


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E. Formisano
R. Goebel

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   Author = {Formisano, E. and Goebel, R.},
   Title = {Tracking cognitive processes with functional {MRI} mental chronometry},
   Journal = {Curr Opin Neurobiol},
   Volume = {13},
   Number = {2},
   Pages = {174--181},
   Year = {2003}

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