Duhamel J-R, 2011, "Control of spatial attention by the parietal and frontal cortex" Perception 40 ECVP Abstract Supplement, page 56
Control of spatial attention by the parietal and frontal cortex
Spatial attention mechanisms in humans and in non-human primates involve a large cortical network which encompasses discrete areas within the frontal and parietal cortices. Using reversible inactivation and single unit recording techniques we report that both the macaque frontal eye fields (FEF) and the lateral intraparietal area (LIP) exert top-down influence on the spatial and temporal deployment of visual attention. However, there appears to be differences in the specific contributions of the two areas, with the FEF possibly playing a relatively more important role in endogenous control of attention orienting while LIP might be more concerned with representing the exogenous salience of stimuli.
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