A feature-integration theory of attention

@article{Treisman1980AFT,
  title={A feature-integration theory of attention},
  author={A. Treisman and G. Gelade},
  journal={Cognitive Psychology},
  year={1980},
  volume={12},
  pages={97-136}
}
Abstract A new hypothesis about the role of focused attention is proposed. The feature-integration theory of attention suggests that attention must be directed serially to each stimulus in a display whenever conjunctions of more than one separable feature are needed to characterize or distinguish the possible objects presented. A number of predictions were tested in a variety of paradigms including visual search, texture segregation, identification and localization, and using both separable… Expand
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