A taxonomy of external and internal attention.

@article{Chun2011ATO,
  title={A taxonomy of external and internal attention.},
  author={Marvin M. Chun and Julie D. Golomb and Nicholas B. Turk-Browne},
  journal={Annual review of psychology},
  year={2011},
  volume={62},
  pages={
          73-101
        }
}
Attention is a core property of all perceptual and cognitive operations. Given limited capacity to process competing options, attentional mechanisms select, modulate, and sustain focus on information most relevant for behavior. A significant problem, however, is that attention is so ubiquitous that it is unwieldy to study. We propose a taxonomy based on the types of information that attention operates over--the targets of attention. At the broadest level, the taxonomy distinguishes between… CONTINUE READING

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