Neuroimaging studies of attention: from modulation of sensory processing to top-down control.

@article{Pessoa2003NeuroimagingSO,
  title={Neuroimaging studies of attention: from modulation of sensory processing to top-down control.},
  author={Luiz da Gama Pessoa and Sabine Kastner and Leslie G. Ungerleider},
  journal={The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience},
  year={2003},
  volume={23 10},
  pages={
          3990-8
        }
}
What we perceive depends critically on where we direct our attention. For example, attention to a location dramatically improves the accuracy and speed of detecting a target at that location. Attention has been shown not only to increase perceptual sensitivity for target discrimination but also to 

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