Visual attention mediated by biased competition in extrastriate visual cortex.

@article{Desimone1998VisualAM,
  title={Visual attention mediated by biased competition in extrastriate visual cortex.},
  author={Robert Desimone},
  journal={Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences},
  year={1998},
  volume={353 1373},
  pages={1245-55}
}
  • Robert Desimone
  • Published 1998 in
    Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society…
According to conventional neurobiological accounts of visual attention, attention serves to enhance extrastriate neuronal responses to a stimulus at one spatial location in the visual field. However, recent results from recordings in extrastriate cortex of monkeys suggest that any enhancing effect of attention is best understood in the context of competitive interactions among neurons representing all of the stimuli present in the visual field. These interactions can be biased in favour of… CONTINUE READING
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