What is Attention?

Everyone has some concept of what attention is. Modern psychology defines it as the ability to select a portion of the information in our environment for further processing while ignoring other information. We use this ability constantly in our daily lives, for example, to read, use things and search for things. Utilizing this ability optimally… Continue reading What is Attention?

Psychophysics

How do we quantify the relationship between the physical and the mental? An Introduction to Psychophysical Laws Psychology and cognitive science have at their foundation the notion that we can somehow measure the mental world. But can we? It is unclear, at least to the na├»ve observer, how such a goal could be achieved given… Continue reading Psychophysics