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How The Attention Process Works

How The Attention Process Works

Attention is created by networks of neurons in the prefrontal cortex (just behind your forehead) that are sensitive only to dopamine. When dopamine is released, it unlocks them, like a key in your front door, and they start firing tiny electrical impulses that stimulate other neurons in their network. But what causes that initial release of dopamine?

Typically, one of two different triggers:

  • Something that is salient to your survival, with evolutionary origins.
  • You effectively will yourself to focus only on that which is relevant to a search or scan of the environment.

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