Shipp, S; (2004) The brain circuitry of attention. TRENDS COGN SCI , 8 (5) 223 - 230. 10.1016/j.tics.2004.03.004.
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From an operational perspective, attention is a matter of organizing multiple brain centres to act in concert on the task at hand. Taking focal visual attention as an example, recent anatomical findings suggest that the pulvinar might act as a remote hub for coordinating spatial activity within multiple cortical visual maps. The pulvinar can, in turn, be influenced by signals originating in the frontal and parietal eye fields, using common visuomotor neural circuitry, with the superior colliculus acting as an important link. By identifying a complex, real neural architecture ('RNA') model for attention, it is possible to integrate several different modes of operation - such as parallel or serial, bottom-up or top-down, preattentive or attentive - that characterize conflicting cognitive models of attention in visual search paradigms.
|Title:||The brain circuitry of attention|
|Keywords:||SELECTIVE VISUAL-ATTENTION, MONKEY SUPERIOR COLLICULUS, LATERAL INTRAPARIETAL AREA, SACCADIC EYE-MOVEMENTS, SPATIAL ATTENTION, MACAQUE MONKEY, FUNCTIONAL LOGIC, FEATURE BINDING, COVERT SHIFTS, PULVINAR|
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