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Neural correlates of enhanced executive functions: Is less more?

Julkaisun tekijät: Vesa Putkinen, Katri Saarikivi

Kustantaja: Blackwell Publishing Inc.

Julkaisuvuosi: 2018

Journal: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences

Tietokannassa oleva lehden nimi: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences

Volyymi: 1423

Julkaisunumero: 1

Sivujen määrä: 9

ISSN: 0077-8923

eISSN: 1749-6632

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/nyas.13645


Musical training has been associated with superior performance in various executive function tasks. To date, only a few neuroimaging studies have investigated the neural substrates of the supposed “musician advantage” in executive functions, precluding definite conclusions about its neural basis. Here, we provide a selective review of neuroimaging studies on plasticity and typical maturation of executive functions, with the aim of investigating how proficient performance in executive function tasks is reflected in brain activity. Specifically, we examine the evidence for the hypothesis that enhanced or mature executive functions are manifested as efficient use of neural systems supporting those functions. We also present preliminary results from a functional magnetic resonance imaging study suggesting—in line with this hypothesis—that musically trained adolescents recruit frontoparietal regions less strongly during executive functions tasks than untrained peers.

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