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Frontal eye field as controller of voluntary attention

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Attention and Action in the Frontal Eye Field by Katherine M. Armstrong, Robert J. Schafer, Mindy H. Chang & Tirin Moore:  Stanford University, School of Medicine Published in The Neuroscience of Attention Ed. by George Mangun, Oxford University Press (2012) Summary and review of the above chapter INTRODUCTION:  The operation of the frontal eye field, as distinct from other brain regions, is suggested to be independent of current sensory inputs, thus functioning in purely top-down Read more […]

Involuntary attention

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Joseph B. Hopfinger & Emily B. Parks, University of Carolina In:- The Neuroscience of Attention,  Ed. George R. Mangun Oxford University Press (2012) Summary and review of the above chapter Mechanisms of attention are seen as crucial for the brain to select relevant information. This chapter discusses the type of attention that we are compelled to give rather than the type of attention where we are looking out for particular types of stimuli. This is sometimes described as exogenous Read more […]