New paper Bart in Journal of Neuroscience

In this fMRI paper, we show that dorsal ACC is more strongly connected to face-areas (FFA) in a high-effort versus a low-effort face-relevant task; but more strongly connected to house areas (PPA) in a high-effort versus a low-effort house-relevant task. This finding provides constraints on theories of effort and of ACC.


  • Aben, B., Buc Calderon, C., Van den Bussche, E., & Verguts, T. (2020). Cognitive Effort Modulates Connectivity between Dorsal Anterior Cingulate Cortex and Task-Relevant Cortical Areas. The Journal of Neuroscience, 40(19), 3838–3848.