Learning Objectives

  • Explain selective attention and divided attention, which help us understand our scanning of the world.
  • Illustrate how we move attention around a scene both by using eye movements and by using our peripheral vision.
  • Assess the nature of attentional capture and how it works in our visual system to have stimuli capture attention.
  • Examine attentional blink and change blindness as ways of helping us understand how attention changes over time.
  • Explain the differences between the orienting attention network and the executive attention network and their roles in directing visual attention.
  • Identify what factors lead to the development of visual attention as we grow up.