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Neurophysiological mechanisms of auditory selective attention in humans
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1 INSERM U280, Mental and Brain Process Laboratory, 151 Cours Albert Thomas, 69003 Lyon, France
Academic Editor:John Foxe
Front. Biosci. (Landmark Ed) 2000, 5(3), 84–94; https://doi.org/10.2741/giard
Published: 1 January 2000
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Congition and attention)
Abstract

This chapter reviews the main data on the physiological substrates of auditory selective attention and their contribution to theoretical models of cognitive psychology. While event-related potentials, magnetoencephalography, and more recently neuroimaging techniques have provided fundamental information on the neural correlates of attention in the central cortical system, measurements of the frequency-following responses in the brainstem and evoked otoacoustic emissions at the cochlea strongly suggest attentional phenomena at the auditory periphery. We propose an adaptive filtering mechanism for selective auditory attention that can be flexibly and dynamically tuned depending on the attentional demand.

Keywords
Cognitive models
Human
Electrophysiology
Brain imaging
Review
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