Attentional orienting is impaired by unilateral lesions of the thalamic reticular nucleus in the rat.

@article{Weese1999AttentionalOI,
  title={Attentional orienting is impaired by unilateral lesions of the thalamic reticular nucleus in the rat.},
  author={G. Daniel Weese and Jennifer M. Phillips and Verity J Brown},
  journal={The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience},
  year={1999},
  volume={19 22},
  pages={10135-9}
}
The thalamic reticular nucleus (TRN) has been implicated in attentional processes based on its anatomical, electrophysiological, and neurochemical relationships with the sensory nuclei of the thalamus and corresponding sensory areas of cortex. This study examined the possibility that the TRN is involved in covert orienting of attention. Attention can be summoned to a spatial location in the absence of an overt orienting response. The reaction time to a visual target is faster when attention has… CONTINUE READING
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