DC Science Cafe: “Pay Attention! A neuroscientist ponders what it takes to stay on task”
DC Science Cafe: "Pay Attention! A neuroscientist ponders what it takes to stay on task"
There you are in the supermarket tracking down the ingredients for making your famous chocolate-bottomed crème brulee when your cell phone rings and stops you in your tracks. There are two kinds of attention at work here. Your active search for specific ingredients among the multitude of products in the supermarket unfolds by way of a voluntarygoal-directed—top-down—attentional system. When your cell phone rings,… Show more
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