Turning on the spotlight: Do attention and luminance contrast affect neuronal responses in the same way?
Deposited by:Dr. Michael J. Proulx
Date of Issue:2007
Journal/Publication Title:Journal of Neuroscience
Abstract:How strong is the analogy between contrast and attention, and their effects on neuronal response? Lee, Williford and Maunsell (2007) in The Journal of Neuroscience report an important constraint on the similarity between attention and contrast. Contrast and sustained, spatial attention do not impact the latency of neuronal response in the same way. Whether transient attention retains this similarity remains to be seen.