Inhibition of return in spatial attention: Direct evidence for collicular generation

Ayelet Sapir, Nachum Soroker, Andrea Berger, Avishai Henik

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Abstract

Visuomotor pathways in the vertebrate midbrain mediate rapid, reflexive orienting to abrupt changes. Using the 'inhibition of return' (IOR) mechanism, the attentional system favors novel spatial locations by inhibiting already scanned ones1. In a rare patient with a unilateral lesion restricted to the dorsal midbrain, we demonstrate that IOR is generated within the midbrain superior colliculus.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1053-1054
Number of pages2
JournalNature Neuroscience
Volume2
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - 1999

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