Fronto-parietal network: flexible hub of cognitive control

Trends Cogn Sci. 2013 Dec;17(12):602-3. doi: 10.1016/j.tics.2013.10.001. Epub 2013 Oct 12.


A recent study shows that the fronto-parietal network (FPN), and subregions therein, alters its functional connectivity with nodes of other networks based on task goals. Moreover, FPN patterns of connectivity not only reflect engagement of specific tasks, but also serve as a code that can be transferred to facilitate learning novel tasks.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Adaptation, Physiological / physiology*
  • Brain / physiology*
  • Brain Mapping*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Neural Pathways / physiology*
  • Psychomotor Performance / physiology*