How the deployment of attention determines what we see

  title={How the deployment of attention determines what we see},
  author={Anne Treisman},
  journal={Visual Cognition},
  pages={411 - 443}
  • A. Treisman
  • Published 1 August 2006
  • Computer Science
  • Visual Cognition
Attention is a tool to adapt what we see to our current needs. It can be focused narrowly on a single object or spread over several or distributed over the scene as a whole. In addition to increasing or decreasing the number of attended objects, these different deployments may have different effects on what we see. This article describes some research both on focused attention and its use in binding features, and on distributed attention and the kinds of information we gain and lose with the… 

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