Neuroscience: Pay attention to the neurons

Neuroscience: Pay attention to the neurons

Nature 474, 7349 (2011). doi:10.1038/474008b

Many animals, including humans, can control the firing of certain neurons with conditioning, and researchers now show that this can lead to enhanced attention.Robert Schafer and Tirin Moore at Stanford University in California trained two monkeys to increase and decrease the firing of neurons