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Principles of Visual Attention:Linking Mind and Brain$
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Claus Bundesen and Thomas Habekost

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780198570707

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570707.001.0001

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Psychological research on visual attention

Psychological research on visual attention

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(p.9) 2 Psychological research on visual attention
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Principles of Visual Attention:
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Claus Bundesen

Thomas Habekost

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570707.003.0002

This chapter presents an overview of cognitive research on visual attention from the pioneering studies in the 1950s to the mature psychological field of today. Classical empirical phenomena and findings are described alongside theories that have shaped the field. The long-standing debate between serial and parallel models of visual attention is given special emphasis. The chapter also describes the signal detection and biased choice theories, which represent early attempts at describing attention and categorization in mathematical terms.

Keywords:   cognitive research, visual attention, signal detection, biased choice

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