Enhanced performance with brain stimulation: attentional shift or visual cue?

@article{Cavanaugh2006EnhancedPW,
  title={Enhanced performance with brain stimulation: attentional shift or visual cue?},
  author={James J. Cavanaugh and Bryan D. Alvarez and Robert Wurtz},
  journal={The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience},
  year={2006},
  volume={26 44},
  pages={11347-58}
}
The premotor theory of visual spatial attention proposes that the same brain activity that prepares for saccades to one part of the visual field also facilitates visual processing at that same region of the visual field. Strong support comes from improvements in performance by electrical stimulation of presaccadic areas, including the frontal eye field and superior colliculus (SC). Interpretations of these stimulation experiments are hampered by the possibility that stimulation might be… CONTINUE READING