fMRI resultsLateral views of the normalized brain of 1 subject, colored as a function of contrast: Target-related activation (red and "X" marks), Target-related deactivation (green and "no-smoking" marks), and Novel-related activation (blue) (thresholds p ≤ 0.001, 100 voxel). The network that deactivated on target presentation comprised the superior frontal sulcus (SFS), the parietal cortex and the inferior frontal sulcus (IFS). The latter is supposed to be related with distractor inhibition since its posterior part is over-activated by Novels together with the posterior parietal cortex (PP). The network activated by targets comprised the supra-marginal gyrus (SMG) and the inferior frontal gyrus (IFG). Note that the TPJ is composed of the SMG (BA 40) in its upper part, and of the superior temporal gyrus (BA 39) in its lower part. The peristimulus BOLD signals are displayed for each relevant region for Targets (red), Novels (blue) and frequent distractors (gray). The curves are computed by simple averaging after regressing the other condition effect and removing high- and low-frequency components. The variation in signal intensity is indicated as a percentage of the MRI signal, and the scale is similar for all except the parietal area. Notice the balance between the anterior cingulate area (ACA) and the posterior cingulate area (PCA). Those charts also exclude the possibility for a threshold effect to account for the absence of Novel-related activation of the EXO network.