(A) Laminar profiles: Rows 1, 3, 5, 7: The BOLD response (solid line; columns 1 and 3) and decoding accuracy (dashed line; columns 2 and 4) (across subjects’ mean ± SEM) for attentional modulation (i: top - [AttA-AttV] in A1 and PT; ii: bottom - [AttV-AttA] in V1 and V2/3) is shown as a function of percentage cortical depth pooled (i.e. averaged) over auditory, visual and audiovisual looming stimuli. WM: white matter, GM: grey matter, CSF: cerebrospinal fluid. Percentage cortical depth is indicated by the small numbers and colour coded in red. Rows 2, 4, 6, 8: Across subjects’ mean (± SEM) and violin plot of the participants’ shape parameter estimates that characterize the mean (C: constant) and linear increase (L: linear) of the laminar BOLD response and decoding accuracy profiles. n = 11. B. Surface projections: Across subject’ mean of the ‘constant’ shape parameter estimates for attentional modulation [AttA-AttV]A,V, AV in A1 and PT (i: top) and in V1 and V2/3 (ii: bottom) are projected on an inflated group mean surface of the left hemisphere. A1 and V1 are delineated by black solid lines. PT and V2/3 are delineated by dashed lines. For visualization purposes only: i. surface projections were smoothed (FWHM = 1.5 mm); ii. values are also presented for vertices for which data were not available from all subjects and which were therefore not included in our formal statistical analysis; iii borders between visual-induced activations and deactivations (white dashed lines on the right) are reported here from Figure 2B. Grey areas denote vertices with no available data for any subject.