Sustaining attention to simple tasks: A meta-analytic review of the neural mechanisms of vigilant attention.

Description: Here we synthesized what we have learned from functional neuroimaging about the neural mechanisms of vigilant attention, that is, our ability to stay focused on simple, intellectually unchallenging tasks. To this end, a quantitative meta-analysis of pertinent neuroimaging studies was performed, identifying a set of mainly right-lateralized brain regions that may form the core network subserving vigilant attention in humans. This network included dorsomedial, mid- and ventrolateral prefrontal cortex, anterior insula, parietal areas (intraparietal sulcus, temporoparietal junction), and subcortical structures (cerebellar vermis, thalamus, putamen, midbrain). This dataset was automatically imported from the ANIMA <> database. Version: 1

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Related article DOI10.1037/a0030694
Related article authorsRobert Langner and Simon B. Eickhoff
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