The interaction of attention and action: from seeing action to acting on perception.

@article{Humphreys2010TheIO,
  title={The interaction of attention and action: from seeing action to acting on perception.},
  author={Glyn W. Humphreys and Eun Young Yoon and Sanjay Kumar and Vaia Lestou and Keiko Kitadono and Katherine L. Roberts and Malcolm Riddoch},
  journal={British journal of psychology},
  year={2010},
  volume={101 Pt 2},
  pages={185-206}
}
We discuss evidence indicating that human visual attention is strongly modulated by the potential of objects for action. The possibility of action between multiple objects enables the objects to be attended as a single group, and the fit between individual objects in a group and the action that can be performed influences responses to group members. In addition, having a goal state to perform a particular action affects the stimuli that are selected along with the features and area of space… CONTINUE READING

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