Cognitive control of attention in the human brain: insights from orienting attention to mental representations.

@article{Lepsien2006CognitiveCO,
  title={Cognitive control of attention in the human brain: insights from orienting attention to mental representations.},
  author={J{\"o}ran Lepsien and Anna Christina Nobre},
  journal={Brain research},
  year={2006},
  volume={1105 1},
  pages={20-31}
}
In this review, we summarize a new line of experimentation showing that attentional orienting can bias information processing in the working memory domain as well as in the perceptual domain to optimize goal-directed behavior. A new experimental paradigm was developed, which revealed that spatial orienting cues that appear after perceptual events (retro-cues), when these have been internalized into working memory representations, can retrospectively enhance performance to a similar degree as… CONTINUE READING

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