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Attention: beyond neural response increases

Spatial attention has been shown to enhance visual processing by increasing the strength of neural responses. A new study suggests that in cortical area MT it also shifts neural receptive fields toward attended targets.

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Figure 1: Attention mechanisms that could produce partial receptive field shifts.


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