Cookies on this website

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you click 'Accept all cookies' we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies and you won't see this message again. If you click 'Reject all non-essential cookies' only necessary cookies providing core functionality such as security, network management, and accessibility will be enabled. Click 'Find out more' for information on how to change your cookie settings.

A recent study in non-human primates (NHPs) by Panichello and Buschman brings the investigation of selective attention within visual working memory to the systems and cellular neuroscience levels. We reflect on this breakthrough in light of nearly 20 years of related research in humans and highlight some of the lessons to help frame future work.

Original publication




Journal article


Trends Neurosci

Publication Date



prioritisation, retrocue, selection, spatial, visual, working memory