Wolfe, Jeremy M. Visual Attention Laboratory, Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
- Serial and parallel processing
- Behavioral methods
- Sensory areas
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Acts of attention direct the limited neurological resources of humans to a number of stimuli, thoughts, and behaviors at any one time. Humans cannot process every stimulus that reaches the senses simultaneously, nor can they think about a great number of different problems and interests at the same time. Attention is not a single thing, for the brain has a large number of attentional processes, each performing specific tasks. In the past decade, the greatest body of work has concerned attentional selection in the visual system.
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