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Attention in the real world: toward understanding its neural basis

Author(s): Peelen, Marius V.; Kastner, Sabine

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dc.identifier.citationPeelen, Marius V, Kastner, Sabine. (2014). Attention in the real world: toward understanding its neural basis. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 18 (5), 242 - 250. doi:10.1016/j.tics.2014.02.004en_US
dc.description.abstractThe efficient selection of behaviorally relevant objects from cluttered environments supports our everyday goals. Attentional selection has typically been studied in search tasks involving artificial and simplified displays. Although these studies have revealed important basic principles of attention, they do not explain how the brain efficiently selects familiar objects in complex and meaningful real-world scenes. Findings from recent neuroimaging studies indicate that real-world search is mediated by ‘what’ and ‘where’ attentional templates that are implemented in high-level visual cortex. These templates represent target-diagnostic properties and likely target locations, respectively, and are shaped by object familiarity, scene context, and memory. We propose a framework for real-world search that incorporates these recent findings and specifies directions for future study.en_US
dc.format.extent242 - 250en_US
dc.relation.ispartofTrends in Cognitive Sciencesen_US
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dc.titleAttention in the real world: toward understanding its neural basisen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US

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