orchestrating attention

how does attention work? how does attention improve perception? ken paller and colleagues from northwestern university conducted a study to shed some light on this mystery:

You know the sensation. When something has your full attention you see it vividly. And when you don’t pay attention, you’re liable to miss something important. …

The mystery of how attention improves the perception of incoming sensory stimulation has been a long-time concern of scientists. …

“When you need to dig deep to summon that extra ounce of attention, it’s as if you engage a symphony of brain activity that can come to your rescue as millions of neurons together make the music that represents a vivid conscious experience.”

what a beautiful image. it makes me think of activities such as focusing or meditation: the whole body and mind working together to play divine music.

isabella mori

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