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People simply cannot do two things at once, as shown by research on the so-called psychological refractory period. A new neuroimaging study has now localized the response-selection bottleneck underlying the psychological refractory period to a frontoparietal network.

Original publication

DOI

10.1016/j.cub.2008.08.039

Type

Journal article

Journal

Curr Biol

Publication Date

28/10/2008

Volume

18

Pages

R965 - R968

Keywords

Brain Mapping, Cognition, Cognitive Science, Evoked Potentials, Humans, Prefrontal Cortex, Refractory Period, Psychological, Task Performance and Analysis