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A Computational Perspective on Visual Attention

John K. Tsotsos

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015417
eISBN:
9780262295420
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015417.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Vision

Although William James declared in 1890, “Everyone knows what attention is,” today, there are many different and sometimes opposing views on the subject. This fragmented theoretical landscape may ... More


Consciousness and Predictive Processing

Wanja Wiese

in Experienced Wholeness: Integrating Insights from Gestalt Theory, Cognitive Neuroscience, and Predictive Processing

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780262036993
eISBN:
9780262343275
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036993.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Predictive processing (PP) is not a theory of consciousness. Hence, it is not obvious that PP should have any relevance to research on consciousness. A first promising possibility opens up if we ... More


Attention

Martin V. Butz and Esther F. Kutter

in How the Mind Comes into Being: Introducing Cognitive Science from a Functional and Computational Perspective

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198739692
eISBN:
9780191834462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198739692.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Models and Architectures, Cognitive Psychology

Cognition does not work without attention. Attention enables us to focus on particular tasks and particular aspects in the environment. Psychological insights show that attention exhibits bottom-up ... More


Strange loops of attention, awareness, action, and affect in musical improvisation

David Borgo

in Music and Consciousness 2: Worlds, Practices, Modalities

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
July 2019
ISBN:
9780198804352
eISBN:
9780191842672
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198804352.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter champions the notion of ‘strange’, paradoxical, level-crossing feedback loops as a means to address the shortcomings of information-processing approaches to cognition, especially as ... More


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