This thematic series, published in Cognitive Research: Principles and Implications, focuses on attention in natural and mediated realities.
Modern humans live in natural environments and in worlds shaped and mediated by technology. Both of these worlds are complex, dynamic, and rich; producing streams of data that vastly outstrip the capacities of human cognitive systems. Yet, people usually understand and intelligently act in everyday situations. How do people use attention to manage environmental demands on human cognitive systems? The purpose of this collection of papers is to examine how attention operates in environments that approach the complexity of naturalistic situations.
- Daniel T. Levin, Vanderbilt University, USA
- Khena M. Swallow, Cornell University, USA
- Jeffrey M. Zacks, Washington University, USA
This collection of articles has not been sponsored and articles have undergone the journal’s standard peer-review process. The Guest Editors declare no competing interests.