Modification of Cortically Induced Responses in Brain Stem by Shift of Attention in Monkeys

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Science  06 Jan 1961:
Vol. 133, Issue 3445, pp. 40-42
DOI: 10.1126/science.133.3445.40-a


The long-latency electrical response of the brain stem evoked by stimulation of the cortex of freely moving monkeys is modified by a change of attention. The modification may be either suppression or augmentation, according to the background activity prior to the shift of attention.