Early vision and visual attention

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Gvozdenović Vasilije P. (2003)
  • Publisher: Drustvo Psihologa Srbije
  • Journal: Psihologija (issn: 0048-5705)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.2298/PSI0303241G
  • Subject: Psychology | BF1-990

The question whether visual perception is spontaneous, sudden or is running through several phases, mediated by higher cognitive processes, was raised ever since the early work of Gestalt psychologists. In the early 1980s, Treisman proposed the feature integration theory of attention (FIT), based on the findings of neuroscience. Soon after publishing her theory a new scientific approach appeared investigating several visual perception phenomena. The most widely researched were the key constructs of FIT, like types of visual search and the role of the attention. The following review describes the main studies of early vision and visual attention.
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