What attributes guide the deployment of visual attention and how do they do it?

by Jeremy M Wolfe, Todd S Horowitz
Nature Reviews Neuroscience ()


As you drive into the centre of town, cars and trucks approach from several directions, and pedestrians swarm into the intersection. The wind blows a newspaper into the gutter and a pigeon does something unexpected on your windshield. This would be a demanding and stressful situation, but you would probably make it to the other side of town without mishap. Why is this situation taxing, and how do you cope?

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