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© 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. Given that our perceptual capacity is limited, it is important that we are able to focus our attention selectively on certain stimuli at the expense of others to behave effectively in a world filled with sensory information. Here, we review evidence from behavioral and neuroscientific studies of this process of selective attention in vision, hearing, and touch. Our particular focus in this chapter is on the enduring debate over the stage of processing at which unattended information is excluded from further processing. This chapter describes the origins of this debate and highlights some of the most important empirical and theoretical work that have emerged from studies of this issue in recent years.

Original publication

DOI

10.1016/B978-0-12-809324-5.21010-9

Type

Chapter

Book title

Learning and Memory: A Comprehensive Reference

Publication Date

01/01/2017

Pages

155 - 170