Extremely selective attention: eye-tracking studies of the dynamic allocation of attention to stimulus features in categorization.

@article{Blair2009ExtremelySA,
  title={Extremely selective attention: eye-tracking studies of the dynamic allocation of attention to stimulus features in categorization.},
  author={Mark R. Blair and Marcus R. Watson and R. Calen Walshe and Fillip Maj},
  journal={Journal of experimental psychology. Learning, memory, and cognition},
  year={2009},
  volume={35 5},
  pages={1196-206}
}
Humans have an extremely flexible ability to categorize regularities in their environment, in part because of attentional systems that allow them to focus on important perceptual information. In formal theories of categorization, attention is typically modeled with weights that selectively bias the processing of stimulus features. These theories make differing predictions about the degree of flexibility with which attention can be deployed in response to stimulus properties. Results from 2 eye… CONTINUE READING