Cortical circuits for the control of attention.

Publication Type:

Journal Article


Current Opinion in Neurobiology, Volume 23, Issue 2 (2013)


How are some thoughts favored over others? A wealth of data at the level of single neurons has yielded candidate brain areas and mechanisms for our best-understood model: visual attention. Recent work has naturally evolved toward efforts at a more integrative, network, understanding. It suggests that focusing attention arises from interactions between widespread cortical and subcortical networks that may be regulated via their rhythmic synchronization.