Attention lights up new object representations before the old ones fade away.

@article{Khayat2006AttentionLU,
  title={Attention lights up new object representations before the old ones fade away.},
  author={Paul S. Khayat and Henk Spekreijse and Pieter R. Roelfsema},
  journal={The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience},
  year={2006},
  volume={26 1},
  pages={138-42}
}
We investigated how attention shifts from one object to another by recording neuronal activity in the primary visual cortex. Monkeys performed a contour-grouping task in which they had to select a target curve and ignore a distractor curve. Some trials required a shift of attention, because the target and distractor curves were switched during the course of the trial. We monitored the dynamics of this attention shift in area V1, in which neuronal responses evoked by the target curve are… CONTINUE READING