ELSC cordially invites you to the lecture given by:
Prof. Kia Nobre
On the topic of:
Remembering with the benefit of foresight
Only a small number of items occupies the mind and directs behaviour at any given moment – perhaps even only one. ‘Attention’ refers to the psychological functions that prioritise and select those privileged items. Most of attention research emphasises the forward arrow of attention, investigating how the anticipation of relevant items prepares the brain and modulates perceptual analysis of incoming sensory information. In this talk, I will expose the rearward arrow of attention, showing that attention also acts to prioritise and select items within memory according to our changing knowledge of the memoranda that may be important to guide performance. The findings raise interesting issues about the nature of and flexibility of memory as well as about the modulatory functions of attention.