A new review by Sprague et al provides an interesting take on cognitive capacity, information loss and attention.

Visual attention mitigates information loss in small- and large-scale neural codes
Thomas C. Sprague, , Sameer Saproo, John T. Serences

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The Miller Lab uses experimental and theoretical approaches to study the neural basis of the high-level cognitive functions that underlie complex goal-directed behavior. ekmillerlab.mit.edu