Action-based mechanisms of attention.

  title={Action-based mechanisms of attention.},
  author={Steven P. Tipper and Louise A. Howard and George Houghton},
  journal={Philosophical transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological sciences},
  volume={353 1373},
Actions, which have effects in the external world, must be spatiotopically represented in the brain. The brain is capable of representing space in many different forms (e.g. retinotopic-, environment-, head- or shoulder-centred), but we maintain that actions are represented in action-centred space, meaning that, at the cellular level, the direction of movement is defined by the activity of cells. In reaching, for example, object location is defined as the direction and distance between the… CONTINUE READING


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