Abstract: Attention and working memory are processes that enable the efficient prioritization or storage of a subset of available information. A substantial body of work has sought to determine the specific brain structures that support attention and working memory. To date, this literature has predominantly focused on the contributions of a limited set of cortical areas referred to as the dorsal attention network. The cerebellum, a subcortical structure traditionally implicated in motor control, has received scant consideration as a locus of attentional control, despite findings of robust anatomical and functional connectivity between cerebellum and dorsal attention network areas. In this talk, I will present the findings of a series of functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) experiments aimed at elucidating the role the cerebellum in attention and working memory. Taken together, the results of these experiments argue for the reconceptualization of the dorsal attention network as a cortico-cerebellar network.
Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Udall Parkinson’s Disease Research Update - Presented by James Brissenden, PhD, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Cognition, Control, and Action Lab, Department of Psychology - Wednesday, January 29th, 2020
12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
Undergraduate Science Building, Room 4130, 204 Washtenaw Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Cortico-cerebellar networks for visual attention and working memory