Fundamental components of attention.

  title={Fundamental components of attention.},
  author={Eric I. Knudsen},
  journal={Annual review of neuroscience},
A mechanistic understanding of attention is necessary for the elucidation of the neurobiological basis of conscious experience. This chapter presents a framework for thinking about attention that facilitates the analysis of this cognitive process in terms of underlying neural mechanisms. Four processes are fundamental to attention: working memory, top-down sensitivity control, competitive selection, and automatic bottom-up filtering for salient stimuli. Each process makes a distinct and… CONTINUE READING
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