A direct prefrontotectal tract against distractibility in the human brain.

@article{Gaymard2003ADP,
  title={A direct prefrontotectal tract against distractibility in the human brain.},
  author={Bertrand Gaymard and Chantal François and Christoph J Ploner and Carine Condy and Sophie Rivaud-Pechoux},
  journal={Annals of neurology},
  year={2003},
  volume={53 4},
  pages={542-5}
}
Distractibility, which can be defined as an attention deficit in which orientation toward irrelevant targets can be hardly inhibited, is commonly related to a dysfunction of the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex. Here, we show that increased distractibility, observed in a patient with an exceptionally small lesion located in the upper brainstem, may result from the interruption of a direct tract that connects the prefrontal cortex to the superior colliculus, a structure involved in both eye… CONTINUE READING

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