Prioritizing new over old: an fMRI study of the preview search task.

  title={Prioritizing new over old: an fMRI study of the preview search task.},
  author={Christian N. L. Olivers and Stephen Smith and Paul Matthews and Glyn W. Humphreys},
  journal={Human brain mapping},
  volume={24 1},
In visual search, observers can successfully ignore temporally separated distractors that are presented as a preview before onset of the search display. Previous behavioral studies have demonstrated the involvement of top-down selection mechanisms in preview search, biasing attention against the old set in favor of the more relevant new set. Using functional magnetic resonance imaging, we replicate and extend findings showing the involvement of superior and inferior parietal areas in the… CONTINUE READING


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