More workload on the central executive of working memory, less attention capture by novel visual distractors: evidence from an fMRI study

@article{Spinks2004MoreWO,
  title={More workload on the central executive of working memory, less attention capture by novel visual distractors: evidence from an fMRI study},
  author={J. Spinks and John Xuexin Zhang and P. Fox and J. Gao and L. Tan},
  journal={NeuroImage},
  year={2004},
  volume={23},
  pages={517-524}
}
The present study examined the interaction of the central executive in working memory with visual attention. Native Chinese participants were given two versions of a number subtraction task, one of low demand and one of high demand, and were asked to ignore a simultaneously presented peripheral distractor. The distractor could be Chinese or Korean characters, familiar or novel to participants, respectively. Compared with the low-demand subtraction task, brain regions commonly associated with… Expand
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