Title: Task specific computations in attentional maps
Authors: Gottlieb, Jacqueline ×
Balan, Puiu
Oristaglio, Jeff
Schneider, David #
Issue Date: Jun-2009
Publisher: Elsevier
Series Title: Vision Research vol:49 issue:10 pages:1216-26
Article number: 10.1016/j.visres.2008.03.023
Abstract: The lateral intraparietal area (LIP), a portion of monkey posterior parietal cortex, has been implicated in spatial attention. We review recent evidence from our laboratory showing that LIP encodes a priority map of the external environment that specifies the momentary locus of attention and is activated in a variety of behavioral tasks. The priority map in LIP is shaped by task-specific variables. We suggest that the multifaceted responses in LIP represent mechanisms for allocating attention, and that the attentional system may flexibly configure itself to meet the cognitive, motor and motivational demands of individual tasks.
ISSN: 0042-6989
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Laboratory for Neuro- and Psychofysiology
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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