Neural Mechanisms of Object-Based Attention

  title={Neural Mechanisms of Object-Based Attention},
  author={Daniel Baldauf and Robert Desimone},
  pages={424 - 427}
House or Face? The neural mechanisms of spatial attention are well known, unlike nonspatial attention. Baldauf and Desimone (p. 424, published online 10 April) combined several technologies to identify a fronto-temporal network in humans that mediates nonspatial object-based attention. There is a clear top-down directionality of these oscillatory interactions, establishing the inferior-frontal cortex as a key source of nonspatial attentional inputs to the inferior-temporal cortex. Surprisingly… 

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