Neural mechanisms of selective visual attention.

  title={Neural mechanisms of selective visual attention.},
  author={R. Desimone and J. Duncan},
  journal={Annual review of neuroscience},
  • R. Desimone, J. Duncan
  • Published 1995
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Annual review of neuroscience
  • The two basic phenomena that define the problem of visual attention can be illustrated in a simple example. Consider the arrays shown in each panel of Figure 1. In a typical experiment, before the arrays were presented, subjects would be asked to report letters appearing in one color (targets, here black letters), and to disregard letters in the other color (nontargets, here white letters). The array would then be briefly flashed, and the subjects, without any opportunity for eye movements… CONTINUE READING
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