The aim of this page is to briefly describe what is visual attention and how does it operate.
Whenever we look at the world, we consciously or unconsciously focus on only a fraction of the total information that we could potentially process. In other words, we perform a perceptual selection process called attention. Visually, this is most commonly done by moving our eyes from one place of the visual field to another; this process is often referred to as a change in overt attention—our gaze follows our attention shift. Even though we prefer to move our eyes to shift our attention, we are also capable of shifting our mind’s attention to the peripheral areas of our visual field without eye movements. This