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Crossmodal Space and Crossmodal Attention$
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Charles Spence and Jon Driver

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9780198524861

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198524861.001.0001

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Crossmodal Spatial Attention: Evidence from Human Performance

Crossmodal Spatial Attention: Evidence from Human Performance

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Crossmodal Space and Crossmodal Attention
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JON DRIVER

CHARLES SPENCE

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198524861.003.0008

Perception and behaviour depend not only on the stimulation transduced at our various sensory epithelia, but also on which aspects of this stimulation are attended. ‘Selective attention’ is the generic term for those processes that enable selective processing of incoming sensory stimuli, so that information relevant to our current goals, or stimulation that has intrinsic salience or biological significance, gets processed more thoroughly than other competing information. This chapter focuses on spatial aspects of endogenous (voluntary) selective attention and their implications for integration and interactions between different senses.

Keywords:   selective attention, selective processing, spatial attention, crossmodal interactions

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