The cognitive neuroscience of visual attention

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Abstract

In current conceptualizations of visual attention, selection takes place through integrated competition between recurrently connected visual processing networks. Selection, which facilitates the emergence of a 'winner' from among many potential targets, can be associated with particular spatial locations or object properties, and it can be modulated by both stimulus-driven and goal-driven factors. Recent neurobiological data support this account, revealing the activation of striate and extrastriate brain regions during conditions of competition. In addition, parietal and temporal cortices play a role in selection, biasing the ultimate outcome of the competition.

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  • IT
  • attention
  • competition
  • extrastriate
  • integrated
  • networks
  • neuroscience
  • object
  • parietal
  • properties
  • selection
  • spatial
  • striate
  • target
  • visual
  • visual attention

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  • Behrmann M

  • Haimson C

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