# Attention

The word ‘attention’ covers a multitude of sins. It hardly gets a mention here. In the framework and sensory+motivational contexts described here, there is no distinction between attention and task-dependency. In other words, what people call attention is, in the current framework, simply part of $\vec{t}$ (see Notation) and $\vec{t}$ is always part of the current context, $\vec{r}$. The example on vernier acuity illustrates this point. Changing the task, or directing attention to a different aspect of the stimulus, can alter the way a person perceives it.