Orienting of Attention*

@article{Posner1980OrientingOA,
  title={Orienting of Attention*},
  author={Michael I. Posner},
  journal={Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology},
  year={1980},
  volume={32},
  pages={25 - 3}
}
  • M. Posner
  • Published 1 February 1980
  • Psychology
  • Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology
Bartlett viewed thinking as a high level skill exhibiting ballistic properties that he called its “point of no return”. This paper explores one aspect of cognition through the use of a simple model task in which human subjects are asked to commit attention to a position in visual space other than fixation. This instruction is executed by orienting a covert (attentional) mechanism that seems sufficiently time locked to external events that its trajectory can be traced across the visual field in… 

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