Emergence of attention within a neural population

Nicolas P. Rougier, Julien Vitay
Neural Networks. 2006-06-01; 19(5): 573-581
DOI: 10.1016/j.neunet.2005.04.004

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1. Neural Netw. 2006 Jun;19(5):573-81. Epub 2005 Jul 12.

Emergence of attention within a neural population.

Rougier NP(1), Vitay J.

Author information:
(1)Loria Laboratory, Campus Scientifique, B.P. 239, 54506 Vandoeuvre-lès-Nancy
Cedex, France.

We present a dynamic model of attention based on the Continuum Neural Field
Theory that explains attention as being an emergent property of a neural
population. This model is experimentally proved to be very robust and able to
track one static or moving target in the presence of very strong noise or in the
presence of a lot of distractors, even more salient than the target. This
attentional property is not restricted to the visual case and can be considered
as a generic attentional process of any spatio-temporal continuous input.

DOI: 10.1016/j.neunet.2005.04.004
PMID: 16019188 [Indexed for MEDLINE]

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