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Visual attention functions as a filter to select environmental information for learning and memory, making it the first step in the eventual cascade of thought and action systems. Here, we review studies of typical and atypical visual attention development and explain how they offer insights into the mechanisms of adult visual attention. We detail interactions between visual processing and visual attention, as well as the contribution of visual attention to memory. Finally, we discuss genetic mechanisms underlying attention disorders and how attention may be modified by training.

Original publication

DOI

10.1038/nrn4025

Type

Journal article

Journal

Nat Rev Neurosci

Publication Date

10/2015

Volume

16

Pages

606 - 619

Keywords

Adult, Attention, Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity, Brain, Child, Cognitive Science, Humans, Neurosciences, Visual Perception