To generate coherent behavior, the brain needs to attend selectively to the many objects that are present in the environment, but this poses several questions. How does the brain know which objects 'belong together'? How does the information from different senses get combined? How does this help to plan and carry out actions? The subject of attentional mechanisms has a long history in cognitive psychology, as it is the key to making sense of the visual world. However, new developments in cognitive neuroscience, and greater understanding of how attention and action are integrated, have transformed the field. This book is the first to bring together leading researchers to discuss the convergence of experimental findings in the following areas: visual selective attention, attention and perceptual integration, spatial representation and attention, visual attention and action, and control of attention. Attention, Space, and Action provides a unique combination of perspectives that will appeal to students and researchers from psychology, neuropsychology, neurophysiology, and neuroanatomy.
" ... we warmly recommend this book for experimental psychologists with an interest in attention, action and cognitive neuroscience." Swiss Journal of Psychology
1: Humphreys, Duncan & Treisman: Attention, space and action: Studies in cognitive Neuroscience
Section 1: Visual selective attention
2: R. Desimone: Visual attention mediated by biased competition in extrastriate visual cortex
3: Hillyard, Vogel & Luck: Sensory gain control as a mechanism of selective attention.
4: C. Bundesen: A computational theory of visual attention.
5: Rees & Frith: How do we select perceptions and actions? Human brain imaging studies.
Section 2: Attention and perceptual integration
6: A. Treisman: Feature binding, attention and object perception
7: J. Duncan: Converging levels of analysis in the cognitive neurscience of visual attention.
8: Driver & Spence: Crossmodal links in spatial attention.
Section 3: Spatial representation and attention
9: O'Keefe, Burgess, Donnett, & Maguire: Place cells, navigational accuracy, and the human hippocampus
10: Humphreys: Neural representation of objects in space: A dual coding account.
11: Corbetta & Shulman: Human cortical mechanisms of visual attention during orienting and search.
Section 4: Visual attention and action
12: A.D. Milner: Neuropsychological studies of perception and visuomotor control.
13: A.D. Milner: Neuropsychological studies of perception and visuomotor control
14: Tipper, Howard & Houghton:
Section 5: The control of attention
15: E.K. Miller: Prefrontal cortex and the neural basis of executive functions
16: Allport & Wylie: Task switching: Positive and negative priming of task-set.
17: Robertson & Manley: Sustained attention deficits in time and space.
18: R. Ward: Interactions between perception and action systems: A model for selective action.
Number Of Pages: 344
Published: 1st October 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.9 x 16.7
Weight (kg): 0.67