Research report 2020 - Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics
We look before we see
Abteilung "Sensory and Sensorimotor Systems"
SummaryAlthough there is a great deal of research on vision and the processing of vision, still little is known about the processing of visual stimuli in higher brain areas. This is because an important research question has not been properly asked: the attentional selection of information. Certain brain areas coordinate where we direct our gaze; others decide what further information to retrieve and report back suggestions for interpreting the visual input. Our hypotheses set a new framework for future understanding of how vision works in our brains.