Memory-guided attention: Control from multiple memory systems

J. Benjamin Hutchinson, Nicholas B. Turk-Browne

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Attention is strongly influenced by both external stimuli and internal goals. However, this useful dichotomy does not readily capture the ubiquitous and often automatic contribution of past experience stored in memory. We review recent evidence about how multiple memory systems control attention, consider how such interactions are manifested in the brain, and highlight how this framework for 'memory-guided attention' might help systematize previous findings and guide future research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)576-579
Number of pages4
JournalTrends in Cognitive Sciences
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Cognitive Neuroscience


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