A Dynamic Neural Field Approach to the Covert and Overt Deployment of Spatial Attention

  • Fix J
  • Rougier N
  • Alexandre F
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Abstract

Popular computational models of visual attention tend to neglect the influence of saccadic eye movements whereas it has been shown that the primates perform on average three of them per seconds and that the neural substrate for the deployment of attention and the execution of an eye movement might considerably overlap. Here we propose a computational model in which the deployment of attention with or without a subsequent eye movement emerges from local, distributed and numerical computations.

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  • Dynamic neural fields
  • Emergence
  • Eye movements
  • Visual attention

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Authors

  • Jeremy Fix

  • Nicolas Rougier

  • Frederic Alexandre

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