Model Based Analysis of fMRI-Data: Applying the sSoTS Framework to the Neural Basic of Preview Search

@inproceedings{Mavritsaki2008ModelBA,
  title={Model Based Analysis of fMRI-Data: Applying the sSoTS Framework to the Neural Basic of Preview Search},
  author={Eirini Mavritsaki and Harriet A. Allen and Glyn W. Humphreys},
  booktitle={WAPCV},
  year={2008}
}
The current work aims to unveil the neural circuits underlying visual search over time and space by using a model-based analysis of behavioural and fMRI data. It has been suggested by Watson and Humphreys [31] that the prioritization of new stimuli presented in our visual field can be helped by the active ignoring of old items, a process they termed visual marking. Studies using fMRI link the marking process with activation in superior parietal areas and the precuneus [4,18,27,26]. Marking has… 
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