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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYC 2700
Professor
Chris Herdman
Semester
Fall

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Lecture 4 Chapter 4: visual attention I. Visual attention A. Space-based visual attention - Direction of visual attention can be separated from direction of gaze (eyes) • Endogenous: internal/intentional moving of gaze • Exogenous: drawn by external cue (when moving gaze) they grab our attention - Directing of attention can influence our perceptions: • Example: line demo • Looking at something either to the right of left, makes us think that the line gradually appears from the side the dot appeared, but it really appears all at once. When there is a dot on the left and right, it looks like the line enters from both sides - Spotlight metaphor • Visual attention as a “spotlight” • Spotlight focused (endo or exo) on locations in space  Spotlight facilitates processing of information at the attended
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