The subcortical and neurochemical organization of the ventral and dorsal attention networks

In our new preprint, we revealed the involvement of the pulvinar, the superior colliculi, the head of caudate nuclei, and a cluster of brainstem nuclei relevant for both networks.

These nuclei are densely connected structural network hubs as revealed by diffusion-weighted imaging tractography and establish interrelations with the acetylcholine nicotinic receptor as well as dopamine and serotonin transporters systems.

This convergence of functional, structural, and neurochemical evidence provides a novel framework to comprehensively understand the neural basis of attention across different species and brain diseases.

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