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process by which certain information is selected for further processing and other information is discarded
inhibition of return
slowing of reaction time associated with going back to a previously attended location
task of detecting the presence or absence of a specified target object in an array of other distracting objects
ability to detect an object amongst distractor objects in situations in which the number of distractors presented is unimportant
situation in which visual features of two different objects are incorrectly perceived as being associated to a single object
theory of attention in which information is selected according to perceptual attributes
theory of attention in which all incoming information is processed up to the level of meaning (semantics) before being selected for further processing
if an ignored object suddenly becomes the attended object then participants are slower at processing it
severe difficulty in spatial processing normally following bilateral lesions of parietal lobe; symptoms include simultanagonosia, optic ataxia, and optic apraxia
variant of the visual search paradigm in which patient must search for targets in an array normally striking them through as they are found
when presented with two stimuli at the same time (one in each hemisphere) then the stimulus on the opposite side of the lesion is not consciously perceived
representation system for coding space (e.g. near versus far space, imaginal versus external space)
neurons that respond when an animal is in a particular location in allocentric space (normally found in the hippocampus)
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