The central role of the prefrontal cortex in directing attention to novel events.

@article{Daffner2000TheCR,
  title={The central role of the prefrontal cortex in directing attention to novel events.},
  author={Kirk R. Daffner and Marsel M. Mesulam and Leonard F. M. Scinto and Den{\'i}z Acar and Vincenzo Calvo and Rudolph Faust and Alexandra Chabrerie and Bruce P. Kennedy and Phillip J. Holcomb},
  journal={Brain : a journal of neurology},
  year={2000},
  volume={123 ( Pt 5)},
  pages={927-39}
}
The physiological basis for the striking decrease of attention to novel events following frontal lobe injury is poorly understood. In this study, event-related potentials (ERPs) were recorded from patients with frontal lobe damage and matched subjects, who controlled the duration of viewing of background, novel and target stimuli. Frontal lobe patients did… CONTINUE READING