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The latest and greatest in eye-tracking research... :)
Various studies have identified systematic errors, such as spatial compression, when observers report the locations of objects displayed around the time of saccades. Localization errors also occur when holding spatial representations in visual working memory. Such errors, however, have not been ...
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Last week on the Brains Blog. some posts written with a colleague on the relationship between consciousness and visual attention... interested to hear what people think...
We are very grateful to John Schwenkler for inviting us to blog at Brains. Our main claim in Consciousness, Attention, and Conscious Attention is that consciousness and attention must be distinct k...
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Cool… but I think this is the wrong way around, consciousness ‘is’ attention; acting at many levels.  

A thought is a chain of patterns/ words/ images/ etc; your mind skips to the next predicted most likely pattern guided by attention; guided by the overall topic/ subject/ location/ etc.

We have thousands of intelligent networks exquisitely intertwined controlling posture, arm position, heart rate, etc and each has a current state of attention.  The combination/ sum of all the states of attention among these networks are what we experience as consciousness.  

Our mind has many facets, and the top layer/ consciousness network only has to deal with what each lower network is current paying attention too/ focusing on.  Your eyes are currently paying attention to this word in this sentence; guided by the overall task of reading this topic.  Your opinion on my comment is formed by your top layer executive network pattern matching on previous experience/ opinions; based on information fed in by the lower networks attention salience.
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In collaboration with philosopher Carlos Montemayor, here's a paper based on a book we are publishing soon (with MIT Press) on the relationship between visual attention and conscious awareness...
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The first post in a series that Carlos and I will be writing for Psychology Today...
An Introduction to the Relationship Between Consciousness and Visual Attention
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Carlos and I will be discussing our new book this week on The Brains Blog... here's our first post. Interested to hear what people think...
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