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Publications [#252243] of Scott Huettel

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  1. Carter, RM; Huettel, SA (2013). A nexus model of the temporal-parietal junction.. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 17(7), 328-336. [doi]
    (last updated on 2019/11/17)

    Abstract:
    The temporal-parietal junction (TPJ) has been proposed to support either specifically social functions or non-specific processes of cognition such as memory and attention. To account for diverse prior findings, we propose a nexus model for TPJ function: overlap of basic processes produces novel secondary functions at their convergence. We present meta-analytic evidence that is consistent with the anatomical convergence of attention, memory, language, and social processing in the TPJ, leading to a higher-order role in the creation of a social context for behavior. The nexus model accounts for recent examples of TPJ contributions specifically to decision making in a social context and provides a potential reconciliation for competing claims about TPJ function.


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