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Top-down modulation: bridging selective attention and working memory.

Abstract:

Selective attention, the ability to focus our cognitive resources on information relevant to our goals, influences working memory (WM) performance. Indeed, attention and working memory are increasingly viewed as overlapping constructs. Here, we review recent evidence from human neurophysiological studies demonstrating that top-down modulation serves as a common neural mechanism underlying these two cognitive operations. The core features include activity modulation in stimulus-selective senso...

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Publisher copy:
10.1016/j.tics.2011.11.014
Journal:
Trends in cognitive sciences More from this journal
Volume:
16
Issue:
2
Pages:
129-135
Publication date:
2012-02-01
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EISSN:
1879-307X
ISSN:
1364-6613
Language:
English
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pubs:222359
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uuid:f9b94159-40cf-475b-8075-2730510ea34d
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pubs:222359
Source identifiers:
222359
Deposit date:
2012-12-19

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