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Scientists Discover How People Pay Attention

A group of researchers from Australia have conducted a breakthrough study that may help explain what causes things like ADHD and schizophrenia. The study was published today in Science and shows that there are complex interactions taking place between two areas of the brain when an object catches the eye.
"It seems that a high part of the brain... stimulates activity in a lower area responsible for processing visual information... This interaction between the two areas helps to select those signals from the visual world which should be processed further..."
The research team hope this is a first step toward better understanding how different parts of the brain work together to influence attention. Read more at News.com.au.

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