To See Is to Attend

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Science  03 Jan 2003:
Vol. 299, Issue 5603, pp. 54-56
DOI: 10.1126/science.1080668

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The ability of the primate brain to encode visual stimuli requires that the organism also pay attention. In his Perspective, Yantis discusses new work (Bisley and Goldberg) that identifies the parietal lobes of the primate brain as the region responsible for generating a map depicting where attention is focused during vision.