A common network of functional areas for attention and eye movements

Maurizio Corbetta, Erbil Akbudak, Thomas E. Conturo, Abraham Z. Snyder, John M. Ollinger, Heather A. Drury, Martin R. Linenweber, Steven E. Petersen, Marcus E. Raichle, David C. Van Essen, Gordon L. Shulman

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Abstract

Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and surface-based representations of brain activity were used to compare the functional anatomy of two tasks, one involving covert shifts of attention to peripheral visual stimuli, the other involving both attentional and saccadic shifts to the same stimuli. Overlapping regional networks in parietal, frontal, and temporal lobes were active in both tasks. This anatomical overlap is consistent with the hypothesis that attentional and oculomotor processes are tightly integrated at the neural level.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)761-773
Number of pages13
JournalNeuron
Volume21
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1998

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