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Brain, Perception, MemoryAdvances in Cognitive Neuroscience$
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Johan J. Bolhuis

Print publication date: 2000

Print ISBN-13: 9780198524823

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198524823.001.0001

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Visual attention in mind and brain

Visual attention in mind and brain

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(p.49) 4 Visual attention in mind and brain
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Brain, Perception, Memory
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John Duncan

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198524823.003.0005

This chapter gives an overview of recent developments in the behavioural and neural analysis of attention. First, it describes the most important behavioural aspects of selective attention. Two important features are competition and bias. The second half of the chapter discusses the possible neural substrates for visual attention, on the basis of what the chapter calls the integrated competition hypothesis. This hypothesis incorporates some of the principles of visual attention derived from behavioural studies, namely competition and bias. Furthermore, it is suggested that the neural substrate for visual attention is not limited to a particular brain region, but that most, if not all visually responsive regions are involved. Finally, this chapter also reviews neurophysiological data from monkeys and neuropsychological evidence from human patients with restricted lesions that broadly support the hypothesis.

Keywords:   attention, competition, bias, integrated competition hypothesis, neural substrate, visual attention

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