Human cortical mechanisms of visual attention during orienting and search

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Abstract

Functional anatomical studies indicate that a set of neural signals in parietal and frontal cortex mediates the covert allocation of attention to visual locations across a wide variety of visual tasks. This frontoparietal network includes areas, such as the frontal eye field and supplementary eye field. This anatomical overlap suggests that shifts of attention to visual locations or objects recruit areas involved in oculomotor programming and execution. Finally, the fronto-parietal network may be the source of spatial attentional modulations in the ventral visual system during object recognition or discrimination.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1353-1362
Number of pages10
JournalPhilosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
Volume353
Issue number1373
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 29 1998

Keywords

  • Attention
  • Cortex
  • Eye movements
  • Neuroimaging
  • Search
  • Vision

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