Attention improves encoding of task-relevant features in the human visual cortex.

@article{Jehee2011AttentionIE,
  title={Attention improves encoding of task-relevant features in the human visual cortex.},
  author={Janneke F. M. Jehee and Devin K Brady and Frank Tong},
  journal={The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience},
  year={2011},
  volume={31 22},
  pages={8210-9}
}
When spatial attention is directed toward a particular stimulus, increased activity is commonly observed in corresponding locations of the visual cortex. Does this attentional increase in activity indicate improved processing of all features contained within the attended stimulus, or might spatial attention selectively enhance the features relevant to the observer's task? We used fMRI decoding methods to measure the strength of orientation-selective activity patterns in the human visual cortex… CONTINUE READING
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