Episodic theory of the dynamics of spatial attention.

@article{Sperling1995EpisodicTO,
  title={Episodic theory of the dynamics of spatial attention.},
  author={George Sperling and Erich Weichselgartner},
  journal={Psychological Review},
  year={1995},
  volume={102},
  pages={503-532}
}
Previous measurements of visual attention in simple reaction time, choice reaction time and complex discrimination experiments in which attention was purported to move continuously across space are reanalyzed. These data and data from attention gating experiments are quantitatively predicted by an episodic (quantal) theory of spatial attention that proposed instead: (1) visual attention can be resolved into a sequence of discrete attentional acts (episodes), (2) each attentional episode is… 

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