Time to act and attend to the real mechanisms of action and attention


Correspondence should be addressed to Dr Alan Kingstone, Brain and Attention Research Laboratory, Department of Psychology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 1Z4 (e-mail: alan.kingstone@ubc.ca).


We discuss Humphreys' article in the context of two challenges that exist in regards to future research on the link between action and attention: (1) determining the cognitive and neural mechanisms responsible for an action-attention link and (2) demonstrating that the action-attention links observed in the laboratory reflect the same links between action and attention observed in the complexities of everyday life.