Covert orienting of attention in the rat and the role of striatal dopamine.

@article{Ward1996CovertOO,
  title={Covert orienting of attention in the rat and the role of striatal dopamine.},
  author={Nick M. Ward and Verity J Brown},
  journal={The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience},
  year={1996},
  volume={16 9},
  pages={
          3082-8
        }
}
Attention can be directed to a location in the absence of overt signs of orienting, a phenomenon termed "covert orienting." The ability to orient attention covertly has been well documented in humans, but recent progress has been made with the operational definition of the processes involved in covert orienting. Reaction times to visual targets are quickened when attention is drawn to the location of the subsequent target, and processes such as disengagement, maintenance, and movement of… CONTINUE READING

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