December 17, 2017

Visual Attention: CMU Neuroscientists Identify How the Brain Works to Select What We (Want To) See

“For the first time, a team led by Carnegie Mellon University neuroscientists has identified how different neural regions communicate to determine what to visually pay attention to and what to ignore. This finding is a major discovery for visual cognition and will guide future research into visual and attention deficit disorders.”

“The study, published in the Journal of Neuroscience, used various brain imaging techniques to show exactly how the visual cortex and parietal cortex send direct information to each other through white matter connections in order to specifically pick out the information that you want to see.”

 

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/visual-attention-cmu-neuroscientists-identify-how-the-brain-works-to-select-what-we-want-to-see-2012-02-21