The cognitive neuroscience of sustained attention: where top-down meets bottom-up.

@article{Sarter2001TheCN,
  title={The cognitive neuroscience of sustained attention: where top-down meets bottom-up.},
  author={Martin Sarter and Ben Givens and John P. Bruno},
  journal={Brain research. Brain research reviews},
  year={2001},
  volume={35 2},
  pages={146-60}
}
The psychological construct 'sustained attention' describes a fundamental component of attention characterized by the subject's readiness to detect rarely and unpredictably occurring signals over prolonged periods of time. Human imaging studies have demonstrated that activation of frontal and parietal cortical areas, mostly in the right hemisphere, are associated with sustained attention performance. Animal neuroscientific research has focused on cortical afferent systems, particularly on the… CONTINUE READING
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