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Right temporal-parietal junction engagement during spatial reorienting does not depend on strategic attention control.
Neuropsychologia. 2010 Mar; 48(4):1160-4.N

Abstract

Targets presented outside the focus of attention trigger stimulus-driven spatial reorienting and activation of the right temporal-parietal junction (rTPJ). However, event-related functional resonance imaging (fMRI) studies that used task-irrelevant non-predictive cues systematically failed to activate rTPJ, suggesting that this region controls reorienting only when attention is shifted between two task-relevant locations. Here we challenge this view showing that non-predictive peripheral cues can affect activity in rTPJ, but only when they share a feature with the target: i.e. when they are set-relevant. Trials including a set-relevant cue plus a target on the uncued/unattended side produced the slowest reaction times and selective activation of the rTPJ. These findings demonstrate that rTPJ is not involved only in reorienting between two task-relevant locations, but engages also when non-predictive cues are set-relevant, thereby, irrespective of voluntary attention and breaches of task-related expectations.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Neuroimaging Laboratory, Fondazione Santa Lucia, Roma, Italy. elena.natale@univr.itNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

19932706

Citation

Natale, E, et al. "Right Temporal-parietal Junction Engagement During Spatial Reorienting Does Not Depend On Strategic Attention Control." Neuropsychologia, vol. 48, no. 4, 2010, pp. 1160-4.
Natale E, Marzi CA, Macaluso E. Right temporal-parietal junction engagement during spatial reorienting does not depend on strategic attention control. Neuropsychologia. 2010;48(4):1160-4.
Natale, E., Marzi, C. A., & Macaluso, E. (2010). Right temporal-parietal junction engagement during spatial reorienting does not depend on strategic attention control. Neuropsychologia, 48(4), 1160-4. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2009.11.012
Natale E, Marzi CA, Macaluso E. Right Temporal-parietal Junction Engagement During Spatial Reorienting Does Not Depend On Strategic Attention Control. Neuropsychologia. 2010;48(4):1160-4. PubMed PMID: 19932706.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Right temporal-parietal junction engagement during spatial reorienting does not depend on strategic attention control. AU - Natale,E, AU - Marzi,C A, AU - Macaluso,E, Y1 - 2009/11/22/ PY - 2009/07/14/received PY - 2009/11/09/revised PY - 2009/11/16/accepted PY - 2009/11/26/entrez PY - 2009/11/26/pubmed PY - 2010/6/10/medline SP - 1160 EP - 4 JF - Neuropsychologia JO - Neuropsychologia VL - 48 IS - 4 N2 - Targets presented outside the focus of attention trigger stimulus-driven spatial reorienting and activation of the right temporal-parietal junction (rTPJ). However, event-related functional resonance imaging (fMRI) studies that used task-irrelevant non-predictive cues systematically failed to activate rTPJ, suggesting that this region controls reorienting only when attention is shifted between two task-relevant locations. Here we challenge this view showing that non-predictive peripheral cues can affect activity in rTPJ, but only when they share a feature with the target: i.e. when they are set-relevant. Trials including a set-relevant cue plus a target on the uncued/unattended side produced the slowest reaction times and selective activation of the rTPJ. These findings demonstrate that rTPJ is not involved only in reorienting between two task-relevant locations, but engages also when non-predictive cues are set-relevant, thereby, irrespective of voluntary attention and breaches of task-related expectations. SN - 1873-3514 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/19932706/Right_temporal_parietal_junction_engagement_during_spatial_reorienting_does_not_depend_on_strategic_attention_control_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0028-3932(09)00444-8 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -