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Title
Attention is amplification, not selection
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Abstract
We argue that recent empirical findings and theoretical models shed new light on the nature of attention. According to the resulting amplification view, attentional phenomena can be unified at the neural level as the consequence of the amplification of certain input signals of attention-independent perceptual computations. This way of identifying the core realizer of attention evades standard criticisms often raised against sub-personal accounts of attention. Moreover, this approach also reframes our thinking about the function of attention by shifting the focus from the function of selection to the function of amplification.
Language
English
Source (journal)
The British journal for the philosophy of science. - London
Publication
London : 2021
ISSN
0007-0882
Volume/pages
72 :1 (2021) , p. 299-324
ISI
000640619300012
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UAntwerpen
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Project info
The diversity of unconscious mental processes.
Seeing things you don't see: Unifying the philosophy, psychology and neuroscience of multimodal mental imagery (STYDS).
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Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Creation 23.10.2018
Last edited 01.09.2021
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