A Computational Model of Attentional Focus:The Searchlight of Attention Hypothesis Revisited

  • Walter Read
  • Valeriy I. Nenov
Conference paper


Some time ago, Crick(1984)proposed a “Searchlight of Attention” function for the LGN-PGN complex.


Firing Rate Selective Attention Reticular Cell Relative Enhancement Temporal Synchronization 
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  1. Crick, F. (1984). Function of the thalamic reticular complex: the searchlight hypothesis.Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 81: 4586–4590.ADSCrossRefGoogle Scholar

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1995

Authors and Affiliations

  • Walter Read
    • 1
  • Valeriy I. Nenov
    • 2
  1. 1.Computer Science DepartmentCSU FresnoFresnoUSA
  2. 2.Division of NeurosurgerySchool of Medicine, UCLALos AngelesUSA

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