Behavioral and Brain Sciences

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Target selection, attention, and the superior colliculus

Richard J. Krauzlis a1
a1 Salk Institute for Biological Studies, Systems Neurobiology Laboratory, La Jolla, CA 92037-1099.

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Consistent with the target article, recent evidence indicates that the superior colliculus (SC) is somehow involved in target selection. However, it is not yet known whether this function is inherent to the SC or inherited from its inputs, how the selection process occurs for different movements, or how target selection by the SC is related to covert selection (i.e., attention).

(Published Online May 1 2007)