Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Short Communication

The objects of attention: Causes and targets

Ingar Brinck a1
a1 Department of Philosophy, Kungshuset Lundagård, Lund University, SE-222 22 Lund, Sweden


The objects of attention can be located anywhere along the causal link from the source of stimuli to the final output of the vision system. As causes, they attract and control attention, and as products, they constitute targets of analysis and explicit comments. Stimulus-driven indexing creates pointers that support fast and frugal cognition.