Abstract 24.04.14-1

Stefan van der Stigchel An attempt to define visual attention

Many theorists have noted that ‘attention’ is an ill-defined term in experimental psychology. Although many have an intuition of what attention is, there is not an unitary definition that accounts for all instances in which the term ‘attention’ is used. Here, I will attempt to define ‘attention’ in the visual domain and explain how eye movements and visual attention are strongly linked. I will propose that visual attention allows for the binding of individual features in order to get access to the identity of an object in our crowded visual world.

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