The role of the pulvinar in distractor processing and visual search.

@article{Strumpf2013TheRO,
  title={The role of the pulvinar in distractor processing and visual search.},
  author={Hendrick Strumpf and George R. Mangun and Carsten Nicolas Boehler and Christian M. Stoppel and Mircea Ariel Schoenfeld and Hans-Jochen Heinze and Jens-Max Hopf},
  journal={Human brain mapping},
  year={2013},
  volume={34 5},
  pages={
          1115-32
        }
}
The pulvinar nuclei of the thalamus are hypothesized to coordinate attentional selection in the visual cortex. Different models have, however, been proposed for the precise role of the pulvinar in attention. One proposal is that the pulvinar mediates shifts of spatial attention; a different proposal is that it serves the filtering of distractor information. At present, the relation between these possible operations and their relative importance in the pulvinar remains unresolved. We address… CONTINUE READING
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