Neurodisruption of selective attention: insights and implications

Chambers, CD and Mattingley, JB (2005) Neurodisruption of selective attention: insights and implications. Trends In Cognitive Sciences, 9 11: 542-550. doi:10.1016/j.tics.2005.09.010


Author Chambers, CD
Mattingley, JB
Title Neurodisruption of selective attention: insights and implications
Journal name Trends In Cognitive Sciences   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1364-6613
Publication date 2005-01-01
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1016/j.tics.2005.09.010
Volume 9
Issue 11
Start page 542
End page 550
Total pages 9
Place of publication London
Publisher Elsevier Science London
Language eng
Abstract Mechanisms of selective attention are vital for coherent perception and action. Recent advances in cognitive neuroscience have yielded key insights into the relationship between neural mechanisms of attention and eye movements, and the role of frontal and parietal brain regions as sources of attentional control. Here we explore the growing contribution of reversible neurodisruption techniques, including transcranial magnetic stimulation and microelectrode stimulation, to the cognitive neuroscience of spatial attention. These approaches permit unique causal inferences concerning the relationship between neural processes and behaviour, and have revealed fundamental mechanisms of attention in the human and animal brain. We conclude by suggesting that further advances in the neuroscience of attention will be facilitated by the combination of neurodisruption techniques with established neuroimaging methods.
Keyword Behavioral Sciences
Neurosciences
Psychology, Experimental
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
Frontal Eye Fields
Human Visual-cortex
Posterior Parietal Cortex
Covert Spatial Attention
Electrical Microstimulation
Neuronal-activity
Crossmodal Links
Fmri Response
Motor Cortex
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown
Additional Notes This document is a journal review.

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Collections: Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) - Collection
Queensland Brain Institute Publications
 
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