Common and distinct neural mechanisms of attention

Xia, Ruobing, Chen, Xiaomo, Engel, Tatiana A, Moore, Tirin (February 2024) Common and distinct neural mechanisms of attention. Trends in Cognitive Sciences. ISSN 1364-6613

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DOI: 10.1016/j.tics.2024.01.005


Despite a constant deluge of sensory stimulation, only a fraction of it is used to guide behavior. This selective processing is generally referred to as attention, and much research has focused on the neural mechanisms controlling it. Recently, research has broadened to include more ways by which different species selectively process sensory information, whether due to the sensory input itself or to different behavioral and brain states. This work has produced a complex and disjointed body of evidence across different species and forms of attention. However, it has also provided opportunities to better understand the breadth of attentional mechanisms. Here, we summarize the evidence that suggests that different forms of selective processing are supported by mechanisms both common and distinct.

Item Type: Paper
Subjects: organism description > animal behavior
organism description > animal behavior > perception > cognition
neurobiology > neuroscience
organism description > animal behavior > perception
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Communities: CSHL labs > Engel lab
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Date: 22 February 2024
Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2024 13:27
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2024 13:27
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