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Attention alters predictive processing

  • Andy Clark (a1)

Abstract

Firestone & Scholl (F&S) bracket many attentional effects as “peripheral,” altering the inputs to a cognitive process without altering the processing itself. By way of contrast, I highlight an emerging class of neurocomputational models that imply profound, pervasive, nonperipheral influences of attention on perception. This transforms the landscape for empirical debates concerning possible top-down effects on perception.

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