Visual attention is available at a task-relevant location rapidly after a saccade

Maintaining attention at a task-relevant spatial location while making eye-movements necessitates a rapid, saccade-synchronized shift of attentional modulation from the neuronal population representing the task-relevant location before the saccade to the one representing it after the saccade. Curren...

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Main Authors: Tao Yao, Madhura Ketkar, Stefan Treue, B Suresh Krishna
Format: Article
Language:English
Published: eLife Sciences Publications Ltd 2016-11-01
Series:eLife
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Online Access:https://elifesciences.org/articles/18009
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spelling doaj-96f348020b13405da91c1d1389a601b52021-05-05T00:42:51ZengeLife Sciences Publications LtdeLife2050-084X2016-11-01510.7554/eLife.18009Visual attention is available at a task-relevant location rapidly after a saccadeTao Yao0https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2060-690XMadhura Ketkar1Stefan Treue2B Suresh Krishna3https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0383-054XCognitive Neuroscience Laboratory, German Primate Center, Goettingen, GermanyCognitive Neuroscience Laboratory, German Primate Center, Goettingen, Germany; European Neuroscience Institute, Goettingen, GermanyCognitive Neuroscience Laboratory, German Primate Center, Goettingen, Germany; Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience, Goettingen, Germany; Faculty of Biology and Psychology, Goettingen University, Goettingen, GermanyCognitive Neuroscience Laboratory, German Primate Center, Goettingen, GermanyMaintaining attention at a task-relevant spatial location while making eye-movements necessitates a rapid, saccade-synchronized shift of attentional modulation from the neuronal population representing the task-relevant location before the saccade to the one representing it after the saccade. Currently, the precise time at which spatial attention becomes fully allocated to the task-relevant location after the saccade remains unclear. Using a fine-grained temporal analysis of human peri-saccadic detection performance in an attention task, we show that spatial attention is fully available at the task-relevant location within 30 milliseconds after the saccade. Subjects tracked the attentional target veridically throughout our task: i.e. they almost never responded to non-target stimuli. Spatial attention and saccadic processing therefore co-ordinate well to ensure that relevant locations are attentionally enhanced soon after the beginning of each eye fixation.https://elifesciences.org/articles/18009attentionsaccadevision
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author Tao Yao
Madhura Ketkar
Stefan Treue
B Suresh Krishna
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Madhura Ketkar
Stefan Treue
B Suresh Krishna
Visual attention is available at a task-relevant location rapidly after a saccade
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saccade
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author_facet Tao Yao
Madhura Ketkar
Stefan Treue
B Suresh Krishna
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title Visual attention is available at a task-relevant location rapidly after a saccade
title_short Visual attention is available at a task-relevant location rapidly after a saccade
title_full Visual attention is available at a task-relevant location rapidly after a saccade
title_fullStr Visual attention is available at a task-relevant location rapidly after a saccade
title_full_unstemmed Visual attention is available at a task-relevant location rapidly after a saccade
title_sort visual attention is available at a task-relevant location rapidly after a saccade
publisher eLife Sciences Publications Ltd
series eLife
issn 2050-084X
publishDate 2016-11-01
description Maintaining attention at a task-relevant spatial location while making eye-movements necessitates a rapid, saccade-synchronized shift of attentional modulation from the neuronal population representing the task-relevant location before the saccade to the one representing it after the saccade. Currently, the precise time at which spatial attention becomes fully allocated to the task-relevant location after the saccade remains unclear. Using a fine-grained temporal analysis of human peri-saccadic detection performance in an attention task, we show that spatial attention is fully available at the task-relevant location within 30 milliseconds after the saccade. Subjects tracked the attentional target veridically throughout our task: i.e. they almost never responded to non-target stimuli. Spatial attention and saccadic processing therefore co-ordinate well to ensure that relevant locations are attentionally enhanced soon after the beginning of each eye fixation.
topic attention
saccade
vision
url https://elifesciences.org/articles/18009
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