Journal article

Global effects of feature -based attention depend on surprise

Cooper A Smout, Marta Garrido, Jason B Mattingley

NeuroImage | ACADEMIC PRESS INC ELSEVIER SCIENCE | Published : 2020

Abstract

Recent studies have shown that prediction and attention can interact under various circumstances, suggesting that the two processes are based on interdependent neural mechanisms. In the visual modality, attention can be deployed to the location of a task-relevant stimulus ('spatial attention') or to a specific feature of the stimulus, such as colour or shape, irrespective of its location ('feature-based attention'). Here we asked whether predictive processes are influenced by feature-based attention outside the current spatial focus of attention. Across two experiments, we recorded neural activity with electroencephalography (EEG) as human observers performed a feature-based attention task a..

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Grants

Awarded by Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence for Integrative Brain Function (ARC Centre Grant)


Awarded by ARC Australian Laureate Fellowship


Awarded by University of Queensland Fellowship


Funding Acknowledgements

This research was supported by the Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence for Integrative Brain Function (ARC Centre Grant CE140100007). J.B.M was supported by an ARC Australian Laureate Fellowship (FL110100103). M.I.G. was supported by a University of Queensland Fellowship (2016000071). The authors declare no competing financial interests.