Tag: Covert Attention

Covert shifts of attention can account for the functional role of “eye movements to nothing”

Published in: Memory & Cognition, Volume 46, Issue 2, 230-243 Abstract “When trying to remember verbal information from memory, people look at spatial locations that have been associated with visual stimuli during encoding, even when the visual stimuli are no longer present. It has been shown that such “eye movements to nothing” can influence retrieval performance for verbal information, but the mechanism underlying this functional relationship is unclear. More precisely, covert in comparison to overt shifts of attention could be sufficient to elicit the observed differences in retrieval performance. To test if covert shifts of attention explain the functional role of… Read More