John H. Reynolds, Jacqueline P. Gottlieb, Sabine Kastner

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This chapter describes the neural mechanisms of attention in the human and non-human primate, and how attention improves perception. Topics include spatial- and feature-based attention, the network of areas that are thought to control the allocation of attention, and ways in which attention modulates neuronal signals within parts of the brain involved in visual processing, including modulation of neuronal firing rates as well as recent evidence that attention also improves sensory processing by reducing the correlated variability of neuronal responses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFundamental Neuroscience
Subtitle of host publicationFourth Edition
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9780123858719
ISBN (Print)9780123858702
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Medicine


  • Decorrelation
  • Feature-based attention
  • Fronto-parietal
  • Gain
  • Human
  • Macaque
  • Spatial attention
  • Vision


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