Selective inhibition of distracting input

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Selective inhibition of distracting input. / Noonan, Maryann P.; Crittenden, Ben M.; Jensen, Ole; Stokes, Mark G.

In: Behavioural Brain Research, 14.12.2018.

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Noonan, Maryann P. ; Crittenden, Ben M. ; Jensen, Ole ; Stokes, Mark G. / Selective inhibition of distracting input. In: Behavioural Brain Research. 2018.

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title = "Selective inhibition of distracting input",
abstract = "We review a series of studies exploring distractor suppression. It is often assumed that preparatory distractor suppression is controlled via top-down mechanisms of attention akin to those that prepare brain areas for target enhancement. Here, we consider two alternative mechanisms: secondary inhibition and expectation suppression within a predictive coding framework. We draw on behavioural studies, evidence from neuroimaging and some animal studies.We conclude that there is very limited evidence for selective top-down control of preparatory inhibition. By contrast, we argue that distractor suppression often relies secondary inhibition of non-target items (relatively non-selective inhibition) and on statistical regularities of the environment, learned through direct experience.",
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