Lab 4-08 - PSY 341K 2008 Lab 4 Selective Attention in...

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PSY 341K                                 2008   Lab 4: Selective Attention in Natural Environments The issue Attention places strict limits on how much of the information in the visual scene is  processed in parallel (at the same moment) by the visual system. What is known? Change blindness results imply that much information is not processed (Simons  tape) Limiting the information processed from a scene simplifies the computational  problem. The brain cannot possibly extract all the information in a scene. However, we don’t know what is processed and what isn’t. Control of the locus of gaze and deployment of attention in natural environments  is largely unexplored. Previous studies have revealed the task-directed nature of  fixations, but it is not known how this interacts with the stimulus properties of the  image. Eg do subjects also look at salient objects? How important is stimulus 
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