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Attention sharpens the distinction between expected and unexpected percepts in the visual brain.

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Attention, the prioritization of goal-relevant stimuli, and expectation, the modulation of stimulus processing by probabilistic context, represent the two main endogenous determinants of visual cognition. Neural selectivity in visual cortex is enhanced for both attended and expected stimuli, but the functional relationship between these mechanisms is poorly understood. Here, we adjudicated between two current hypotheses of how attention relates to predictive processing, namely, that attention...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
Journal:
The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience
Volume:
33
Issue:
47
Pages:
18438-18447
Publication date:
2013-11-05
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EISSN:
1529-2401
ISSN:
0270-6474
URN:
uuid:3f1d7d86-94a5-4166-a041-f0d7460f8c08
Source identifiers:
440151
Local pid:
pubs:440151

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