Closed-loop training of attention with real-time brain imaging

  title={Closed-loop training of attention with real-time brain imaging},
  author={Megan T. deBettencourt and Jonathan D. Cohen and Ray F. Lee and Kenneth A. Norman and Nicholas B. Turk-Browne},
  booktitle={Nature Neuroscience},
Lapses of attention can have negative consequences, including accidents and lost productivity. Here we used closed-loop neurofeedback to improve sustained attention abilities and reduce the frequency of lapses. During a sustained attention task, the focus of attention was monitored in real time with multivariate pattern analysis of whole-brain neuroimaging data. When indicators of an attentional lapse were detected in the brain, we gave human participants feedback by making the task more… CONTINUE READING
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