Common Attentional Constraints in Visual Foraging

  title={Common Attentional Constraints in Visual Foraging},
  author={{\'A}rni Kristj{\'a}nsson and {\'O}mar I. J{\'o}hannesson and Ian M. Thornton},
  booktitle={PloS one},
Predators are known to select food of the same type in non-random sequences or "runs" that are longer than would be expected by chance. If prey are conspicuous, predators will switch between available sources, interleaving runs of different prey types. However, when prey are cryptic, predators tend to focus on one food type at a time, effectively ignoring equally available sources. This latter finding is regarded as a key indicator that animal foraging is strongly constrained by attention. It… CONTINUE READING
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