Attention

The world is a rich, flood of sensations - we are constantly bombarded with sensory information. Attention allows us to filter this flood of information, selecting only those stimuli that are behaviorally relevant. Unfortunately, this ability is disrupted in many neuropsychiatric disorders, such as Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).  

 

Our research aims to understand how the brain learns where to attend, how the brain directs attention to specific stimuli, and how attention affects sensory processing in order to filter sensory inputs.

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Related Publications

From Behavior to Neural Dynamics: An Integrated Theory of Attention

Buschman TJ and Kastner S

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Neuron, 2015; 88 (1): 127-144.

Goal-direction and top-down control

Buschman TJ and Miller EK

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Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, 2014. 369 (1655): 20130471.

Cortical circuits for the control of attention

Miller EK and Buschman TJ

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Current Opinion in Neurobiology, 2013. 23: 216-222.

Laminar differences in gamma and alpha coherence in the ventral stream

Buffalo E, Fries P, Landman R, Buschman TJ and Desimone R

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Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA (PNAS) 2011; 108(27) 11262-11267.

Shifting the spotlight of attention: evidence for discrete computations in cognition

Buschman TJ and Miller EK

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Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 2010; 4: 194.

Serial, covert shifts of attention during visual search are reflected by the frontal eye fields and correlated with population oscillations

Buschman TJ and Miller EK

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Neuron, 2009; 63 (3): 386-96.

Top-down versus bottom-up control of attention in the prefrontal and posterior parietal cortices

Buschman TJ and Miller EK

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Science, 2007; 315 (5820): 1860-1862.