The neural bases of momentary lapses in attention

@article{Weissman2006TheNB,
  title={The neural bases of momentary lapses in attention},
  author={Daniel H. Weissman and Kenneth C. Roberts and Kristina M. Visscher and Marty G. Woldorff},
  journal={Nature Neuroscience},
  year={2006},
  volume={9},
  pages={971-978}
}
Momentary lapses in attention frequently impair goal-directed behavior, sometimes with serious consequences. Nevertheless, we lack an integrated view of the brain mechanisms underlying such lapses. By investigating trial-by-trial relationships between brain activity and response time in humans, we determined that attentional lapses begin with reduced prestimulus activity in anterior cingulate and right prefrontal regions involved in controlling attention. Less efficient stimulus processing… Expand
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