The attentional field has a Mexican hat distribution

  title={The attentional field has a Mexican hat distribution},
  author={Notger G. M{\"u}ller and Maas Mollenhauer and Alexander R{\"o}sler and Andreas Kleinschmidt},
  journal={Vision Research},
We assessed the interference by distracter letters on target discrimination as a function of the distance between incompatible distracters and target. The slope of the response time-distance function supports a Mexican hat pattern of attentional modulation in the visual field. We relate the results to our recent finding of neural activity suppression in primary visual cortex coding locations in the vicinity of an attended region [Muller, N. G., & Kleinschmidt, A. (2004). The attentional… CONTINUE READING
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