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Dividing the mind: the necessary role of the frontal lobes in separating memory from search.

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Working memory plays a crucial role in the control of visual selection. Previous research has shown that attentional deployment can be biased to objects in an array matching the contents of working memory. Here, we examined the role of the frontal cortex in determining the interaction between working memory and attention. At the start of each trial, participants memorized an object cue that could contain either the target or a distracter, when the object reappeared in the subsequent search ar...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Experimental Psychology
Journal:
Neuropsychologia
Volume:
44
Issue:
8
Pages:
1282-1289
Publication date:
2006
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EISSN:
1873-3514
ISSN:
0028-3932
URN:
uuid:da8af445-0294-441b-94de-643c9e7948be
Source identifiers:
311448
Local pid:
pubs:311448

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