Routine action sequences critically rely on neural mechanisms maintaining contextual and temporal information to disambiguate similar tasks (e.g. making coffee or tea). In this study we show the involvement of areas in temporal and lateral prefrontal cortices in maintaining temporal and contextual information for the execution of hierarchically-organized action sequences.
Reference: Shahnazian, D., Senoussi, M., Krebs, R. M., Verguts, T., & Holroyd, C. B. (in press). Neural representations of task context and temporal order during action sequence execution. Topics in Cognitive Science.