Visual attention: a rhythmic process?

Curr Biol. 2013 Dec 16;23(24):R1110-2. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2013.11.006.


Vision involves constant exploration of the environment by eye movements. Recent evidence suggests that a rhythmic form of exploration also occurs under covert attention, in the absence of eye movements. Sustained attention naturally fluctuates, with a periodicity in the theta (4-8 Hz) frequency range.

Publication types

  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Attention*
  • Brain / physiology*
  • Humans