Fast and slow parietal pathways mediate spatial attention

Chambers, CD, Payne, JM, Stokes, MG and Mattingley, JB (2004) Fast and slow parietal pathways mediate spatial attention. Nature Neuroscience, 7 3: 217-218. doi:10.1038/nn1203

Author Chambers, CD
Payne, JM
Stokes, MG
Mattingley, JB
Title Fast and slow parietal pathways mediate spatial attention
Journal name Nature Neuroscience   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1097-6256
Publication date 2004-01-01
Year available 2004
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1038/nn1203
Open Access Status
Volume 7
Issue 3
Start page 217
End page 218
Total pages 2
Place of publication New York
Publisher Nature Publishing Group
Language eng
Abstract Mechanisms of selective attention are vital for guiding human behavior. The parietal cortex has long been recognized as a neural substrate of spatial attention, but the unique role of distinct parietal subregions has remained unclear. Using single-pulse transcranial magnetic stimulation, we found that the angular gyrus of the right parietal cortex mediates spatial orienting during two distinct time periods after the onset of a behaviorally relevant event. The biphasic involvement of the angular gyrus suggests that both fast and slow visual pathways are necessary for orienting spatial attention.
Keyword Neurosciences
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
Q-Index Code C1
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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Queensland Brain Institute Publications
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