Attention and its Role: Theories and Models

Athanasios Drigas, Maria Karyotaki


Motivation, affect and cognition are interrelated. However, the control of attentional deployment and more specifically, attempting to provide a more complete account of the interactions between the dorsal and ventral processing streams is still a challenge. The interaction between overt and covert attention is particularly important for models concerned with visual search. Further modeling of such interactions can assist to scrutinize many mechanisms, such as saccadic suppression, dynamic remapping of the saliency map and inhibition of return, covert pre-selection of targets for overt saccades and online understanding of complex visual scenes.


attention, consciousness, attentional control, attentional flexibility

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International Journal of Emerging Technologies in Learning (iJET) – eISSN: 1863-0383
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