Anticipated moments: Temporal structure in attention

Anna C. Nobre*, Freek Van Ede

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

We have come to recognize the brain as a predictive organ, anticipating attributes of the incoming sensory stimulation to guide perception and action in the service of adaptive behaviour. In the quest to understand the neural bases of the modulatory prospective signals that prioritize and select relevant events during perception, one fundamental dimension has until recently been largely overlooked: time. In this Review, we introduce the burgeoning field of temporal attention and illustrate how the brain makes use of various forms of temporal regularities in the environment to guide adaptive behaviour and influence neural processing.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)34-48
Number of pages15
JournalNature Reviews Neuroscience
Volume19
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018
Externally publishedYes

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