Attention to memory and the environment: functional specialization and dynamic competition in human posterior parietal cortex.

@article{Sestieri2010AttentionTM,
  title={Attention to memory and the environment: functional specialization and dynamic competition in human posterior parietal cortex.},
  author={Carlo Sestieri and Gordon L. Shulman and Maurizio Corbetta},
  journal={The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience},
  year={2010},
  volume={30 25},
  pages={8445-56}
}
Posterior parietal cortex has been traditionally associated with perceptual attention and sensory-motor processing, but recent studies also indicate a potential role in episodic memory retrieval. Here, we developed a new paradigm to isolate top-down attention-related activity directed to either memory or perceptual information. We demonstrated a robust topographic separation in human posterior parietal cortex associated with searching for task-relevant information in episodic memory or in the… CONTINUE READING
Highly Influential
This paper has highly influenced a number of papers. REVIEW HIGHLY INFLUENTIAL CITATIONS