2 Background on Visual Attention

  • Simone Frintrop
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 3899)


Visual attention is, as mentioned in the introduction, the selective process that enables us to act effectively in our complex environment. The term attention is common in everyday language and familiar to everyone. Nevertheless - or even therefore - it is necessary to clarify and define the term properly. Since visual attention is a concept of human perception, it is important to understand the underlying visual processing in the brain and to know about the psychophysical and neuro-biological findings in this field.


Visual Search Visual Attention Superior Colliculus Lateral Geniculate Nucleus Primary Visual Cortex 
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