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Exploring Interactions Between Attention and Perception in Saccadic Eye Movements and Frontal Eye Field Cell Responses

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The question of where to look next is resolved several times every second, but the process leading up that decision involves multiple neuronal mechanisms that are at least partially dissociable. Perceptual decision making is the interplay between perception of the visual scene, attention to salience and priority, and the formulation of a plan of action. A typical reaction time study measures all of the processes between stimulus appearance and motor response. Conversely, compelled tasks allow the separate assessment of perceptual and motor stages of the behavioral and neural response to targets requiring top-down (CS task) or bottom-up (CO task) selection.
subject
attention
electrophysiology
frontal eye field
perceptual decision making
saccadic eye movements
urgent decisions
contributor
Scerra, Veronica Emily (author)
Stanford, Terrence R (committee chair)
Dagenbach, Dale (committee member)
Constantinidis, Christos (committee member)
Rowland, Benjamin (committee member)
date
2018-08-23T08:35:40Z (accessioned)
2018 (issued)
degree
Neuroscience (discipline)
2023-08-15 (liftdate)
embargo
2023-08-15 (terms)
identifier
http://hdl.handle.net/10339/92388 (uri)
language
en (iso)
publisher
Wake Forest University
title
Exploring Interactions Between Attention and Perception in Saccadic Eye Movements and Frontal Eye Field Cell Responses
type
Dissertation

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