Turning on the spotlight: Do attention and luminance contrast affect neuronal responses in the same way?

Document Type: 
Article
Article Type: 
Review
Disciplines: 
Psychology
Topics: 
Attention
Keywords: 
attention, contrast
Deposited by: 
Dr. Michael J. Proulx
Date of Issue: 
2007
Authors: 
Michael J. Proulx
Journal/Publication Title: 
Journal of Neuroscience
Volume: 
27
Page Range: 
13043-13044
Official URL: 
http://www.jneurosci.org/cgi/content/full/27/48/13043
Alternative URL: 
http://mproulxjhu.googlepages.com/
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.
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