Competition for representation is mediated by relative attentional salience.

@article{Mounts2005CompetitionFR,
  title={Competition for representation is mediated by relative attentional salience.},
  author={Jeffrey R. W. Mounts and Robin G Tomaselli},
  journal={Acta psychologica},
  year={2005},
  volume={118 3},
  pages={261-75}
}
The biased competition model of attentional selection proposes that objects compete with one another for neural representation, with the competition rooted in stimulus and attentionally-based salience. Two experiments explore how the salience of a target item relative to flanking items impacts the speed of target identification. The results of two… CONTINUE READING