To Ignore or Explore: TopDown Modulation of Novelty Processing

@article{Chong2008ToIO,
  title={To Ignore or Explore: TopDown Modulation of Novelty Processing},
  author={Hyemi Chong and Jenna L. Riis and Scott M. McGinnis and Danielle M. Williams and Phillip J. Holcomb and Kirk R. Daffner},
  journal={Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience},
  year={2008},
  volume={20},
  pages={120-134}
}
Attending to novelty is a critical element of human behavior and learning. Novel events can serve as task-irrelevant distracters or as potential sources of engagement by interesting or important aspects of one's environment. An optimally functioning brain should have the capacity to respond differentially to novel events depending on the circumstances in which they occur. In the present study, a subject-controlled variant of the visual novelty oddball paradigm was employed under two different… CONTINUE READING
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