Perceptual Load-Dependent Neural Correlates of Distractor Interference Inhibition

  title={Perceptual Load-Dependent Neural Correlates of Distractor Interference Inhibition},
  author={Jiansong Xu and John Monterosso and Hedy Kober and Iris Monique Balodis and Marc N. Potenza},
  booktitle={PloS one},
BACKGROUND The load theory of selective attention hypothesizes that distractor interference is suppressed after perceptual processing (i.e., in the later stage of central processing) at low perceptual load of the central task, but in the early stage of perceptual processing at high perceptual load. Consistently, studies on the neural correlates of attention have found a smaller distractor-related activation in the sensory cortex at high relative to low perceptual load. However, it is not clear… CONTINUE READING
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