Closed-loop cognition: the next frontier arrives

Trends Cogn Sci. 2015 May;19(5):242-3. doi: 10.1016/j.tics.2015.03.008. Epub 2015 Mar 25.


A new study trains attention by implementing a closed-loop neurofeedback approach that monitors attention status in the whole brain using real-time fMRI. Offline analyses underscore information carried by the frontoparietal attention network as most relevant for the training-driven behavioral improvements.

Keywords: attention; closed-loop; neurofeedback; real-time fMRI.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Attention / physiology*
  • Brain / physiology*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Neurofeedback / methods*