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Filtering of neural signals by focused attention in the monkey prefrontal cortex.

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Prefrontal cortex is thought to be important in attention and awareness. Here we recorded the activity of prefrontal neurons in monkeys carrying out a focused attention task. Having directed attention to one location, monkeys monitored a stream of visual objects, awaiting a predefined target. Although neurons rarely discriminated between one non-target and another, they commonly discriminated between targets and non-targets. From the onset of the visual response, this target/non-target discri...

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10.1038/nn874

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Experimental Psychology
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Experimental Psychology
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Author
Journal:
Nature neuroscience
Volume:
5
Issue:
7
Pages:
671-676
Publication date:
2002-07-01
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EISSN:
1546-1726
ISSN:
1097-6256
Source identifiers:
31173
Language:
English
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pubs:31173
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uuid:38651d57-d0ec-4129-9459-5ade09e4681e
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pubs:31173
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2012-12-19

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