In this study we tested the gateway hypothesis of Broadmann area 10 (BA10). With a functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) protocol we manipulated the saliency-stimulus-oriented (SO) attending-and the memory load-stimulus- independent (SI) attending-during a prospective memory (PM) task. We found a significant main effect of the SO manipulation within the medial BA10 and a significant interaction between SI attending and PM task within the left lateral BA10. Our results give experimental support to the gateway hypothesis.
- Gateway hypothesis
- Prospective memory
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
- Clinical Neurology