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Attention and Expectations Determine What We See

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The FINANCIAL -- Our senses process a massive amount of information, yet the world around us seems quite straightforward. Selective attention and expectations play an important role in this. ‘What we see every day and every moment is actively constructed by our brain. This is shaped by the knowledge we already have about the world, which gives rise to expectations about what we may see in our sensory environment, and also by attention, guided by what we find relevant,’ says neuroscientist Josipa Alilović. She examined this impact of attention and expectations on perception, recording brain processes down to the millisecond.…

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Attention and Expectations Determine What We See

6 mins read

The FINANCIAL -- Our senses process a massive amount of information, yet the world around us seems quite straightforward. Selective attention and expectations play an important role in this. ‘What we see every day and every moment is actively constructed by our brain. This is shaped by the knowledge we already have about the world,…