This Research Could Help Develop Therapies for Attention-Related Brain Disorders

This Research Could Help Develop Therapies for Attention-Related Brain Disorders

A Montana State University neuroscientist who studies vision and visual attention has published research that reveals how the brain maintains attention on an object even while the eyes are making many rapid, voluntary movements. This research seeks to answer fundamental questions that could eventually lead to new treatments or therapies for some brain disorders. "Attention is a limited resource in the brain," said James Mazer, an associate professor in the Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience in MSU's College of Letters and Science. "Let's say you have 1 ounce of attention available. The brain can choose to either use all...

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