Attentional Switching in Humans and Flies: Rivalry in Large and Miniature Brains

  title={Attentional Switching in Humans and Flies: Rivalry in Large and Miniature Brains},
  author={Steven M. Miller and Trung T Ngo and Bruno van Swinderen},
  booktitle={Front. Hum. Neurosci.},
Human perception, and consequently behavior, is driven by attention dynamics. In the special case of rivalry, where attention alternates between competing percepts, such dynamics can be measured and their determinants investigated. A recent study in the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster, now shows that the origins of attentional rivalry may be quite ancient. Furthermore, individual variation exists in the rate of attentional rivalry in both humans and flies, and in humans this is under… CONTINUE READING
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