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    The neural basis of attentional control in visual search

    Eimer, Martin (2014) The neural basis of attentional control in visual search. Trends in Cognitive Sciences 18 (10), pp. 526-535. ISSN 1364-6613.

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    How do we localise and identify target objects among distractors in visual scenes? The role of selective attention in visual search has been studied for decades and the outlines of a general processing model are now beginning to emerge. Attentional processes unfold in real time and this review describes four temporally and functionally dissociable stages of attention in visual search (preparation, guidance, selection, and identification). Insights from neuroscientific studies of visual attention suggest that our ability to find target objects in visual search is based on processes that operate at each of these four stages, in close association with working memory and recurrent feedback mechanisms.


    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): visual search, selective attention, top-down control, visual cortex, working memory, recurrent feedback
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Science > School of Psychological Sciences
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2014 08:23
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:11


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