About time: modelling dynamic voluntary attention

Nir Shalev*, Freek van Ede

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Goal-directed behaviour requires flexible prioritisation of relevant sensations in space and time. A recent paper by Denison et al. brings time into a canonical model of voluntary selective attention. We reflect on this breakthrough and consider the opportunities it offers for future research on the dynamic fabric of mind.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)821-822
Number of pages2
JournalTrends in Cognitive Sciences
Issue number10
Early online date3 Aug 2021
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2021

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This work was supported by an European Research Council ( ERC ) Starting Grant (MEMTICIPATION 850636 ) awarded to F.v.E, and a Wellcome Trust Senior Investigator Award awarded to Anna Christina Nobre (104571/Z/14/Z, to N.S.). The Wellcome Centre for Integrative Neuroimaging is supported by core funding from the Wellcome Trust ( 203139/Z/16/Z ).

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© 2021 Elsevier Ltd

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  • computational model
  • perception
  • psychophysics
  • temporal
  • trade-off
  • visual


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