Object-based attention in the primary visual cortex of the macaque monkey

@article{Roelfsema1998ObjectbasedAI,
  title={Object-based attention in the primary visual cortex of the macaque monkey},
  author={Pieter R. Roelfsema and Victor A F Lamme and Henk Spekreijse},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1998},
  volume={395},
  pages={376-381}
}
Typical natural visual scenes contain many objects, which need to be segregated from each other and from the background. Present theories subdivide the processes responsible for this segregation into a pre-attentive and attentive system,. The pre-attentive system segregates image regions that ‘pop out’ rapidly and in parallel across the visual field. In the primary visual cortex, responses to pre-attentively selected image regions are enhanced. When objects do not segregate automatically from… CONTINUE READING
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