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Mini-Symposium Converging Evidence for a Fronto-Basal-Ganglia Network for

Summary: Mini-Symposium
Converging Evidence for a Fronto-Basal-Ganglia Network for
Inhibitory Control of Action and Cognition
Adam R. Aron,1 Sarah Durston,6 Dawn M. Eagle,3 Gordon D. Logan,2 Cathy M. Stinear,5 and Veit Stuphorn4
1Department of Psychology, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California 92093, 2Department of Psychology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville,
Tennessee 37203, 3Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Cambridge, Downing Site, Cambridge CB2 3EB, United Kingdom, 4The Zanvyl
Krieger Mind/Brain Institute, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland 21218, 5Movement Neuroscience Laboratory, Department of Sport and
Exercise Science, University of Auckland, Auckland 1142, New Zealand, and 6Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Rudolf Magnus Institute for
Neuroscience, University Medical Center Utrecht, The Netherlands
Key words: Stop signal; cognitive control; response inhibition; brain stimulation; attention deficit hyperactivity disorder; imaging
Imagine you are at an intersection, waiting for the traffic lights.
They turn green, and you are about to press the gas pedal, when
suddenly a cyclist swerves into your lane. Before your foot has
actually moved, you have to rapidly prevent it from moving as
planned. This example highlights the everyday function of stop-
ping an action, a form of response inhibition (or behavioral con-
trol) that is the main subject of this mini-review. Stopping is a
type of control that can be easily, and precisely, studied experi-
mentally. Recent work has begun to reveal its underlying neural
basis. This is important because the psychological and neural


Source: Aron, Adam - Department of Psychology, University of California at San Diego
Palmeri, Thomas - Department of Psychology, Vanderbilt University


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