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Research Article

Damage to the Fronto-Polar Cortex Is Associated with Impaired Multitasking

  • Jean-Claude Dreher mail,

    dreher@isc.cnrs.fr (JD); grafmanj@ninds.nih.gov (JG)

    Affiliation: Cognitive Neuroscience Section, National Institute of Neurological Disorder and Stroke, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

    Current address: Cognitive Neuroscience Center, ‘Reward and decision making’ team, CNRS UMR 5229, Lyon, France

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  • Etienne Koechlin,

    Affiliation: Cognitive Neuroscience Section, National Institute of Neurological Disorder and Stroke, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

    Current address: INSERM U742, Paris VI University, Paris, France

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  • Michael Tierney,

    Affiliation: Cognitive Neuroscience Section, National Institute of Neurological Disorder and Stroke, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Jordan Grafman mail

    dreher@isc.cnrs.fr (JD); grafmanj@ninds.nih.gov (JG)

    Affiliation: Cognitive Neuroscience Section, National Institute of Neurological Disorder and Stroke, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Published: September 16, 2008
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0003227

About the Authors

Jean-Claude Dreher, Etienne Koechlin, Michael Tierney, Jordan Grafman
Cognitive Neuroscience Section, National Institute of Neurological Disorder and Stroke, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

Corresponding Authors

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JCD EK JG. Performed the experiments: JCD MT. Analyzed the data: JCD. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JCD. Wrote the paper: JCD JG.