The Predictive Brain State: Asynchrony in Disorders of Attention?
Keywords:attention; working memory; anticipatory timing; self agency; variability.
Deposited by:Jam Ghajar
Date of Issue:2009
Journal/Publication Title:The Neuroscientist
Number of Pages:10
Place of Publication:www.sagepublications.com
Abstract:It is postulated that a key function of attention in goal-oriented behavior is to reduce performance variability by generating anticipatory neural activity that can be synchronized with expected sensory information. A network encompassing the prefrontal cortex, parietal lobe, and cerebellum may be critical in the maintenance and timing of such predictive neural activity. Dysfunction of this temporal process may constitute a fundamental defect in attention, causing working memory problems, distractibility, and decreased awareness.
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