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Attention is a cognitive process in which a person or animal concentrates on one thing in particular. To attend to something is to focus, heed or take notice of that thing irrespective of what else is going on in the surroundings.
New techniques for visually stimulating and stabilizing the retina reveal that humans control covert attentional resources with high precision at the center of gaze. These findings show that fine attentional deployment occurs within the fovea and enhances high-acuity vision.
Predicting an individual's behavior is a formidable challenge for neuroimaging. A study now finds a strong link between an individual's ability to sustain attention and an extended, but specific, set of brain connections.