Lumping and splitting the neural circuitry of visual attention

Neuron. 2012 Feb 9;73(3):410-2. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2012.01.011.


Shifts of gaze and of covert attention rely on tightly linked yet divergent neural mechanisms. In this issue of Neuron, Gregoriou et al. (2012) provide interesting evidence that different functional classes of neurons within the frontal eye field contribute uniquely to these two functions.

Publication types

  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Action Potentials / physiology*
  • Animals
  • Attention / physiology*
  • Male
  • Neurons / physiology*
  • Visual Cortex / cytology*
  • Visual Cortex / physiology*
  • Visual Fields / physiology*