Control of goal-directed and stimulus-driven attention in the brain

  title={Control of goal-directed and stimulus-driven attention in the brain},
  author={Maurizio Corbetta and Gordon L. Shulman},
  journal={Nature Reviews Neuroscience},
We review evidence for partially segregated networks of brain areas that carry out different attentional functions. One system, which includes parts of the intraparietal cortex and superior frontal cortex, is involved in preparing and applying goal-directed (top-down) selection for stimuli and responses. This system is also modulated by the detection of stimuli. The other system, which includes the temporoparietal cortex and inferior frontal cortex, and is largely lateralized to the right… 

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  • Psychology, Biology
    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
  • 1998
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