Attention and Performance VI: Proceedings of the Sixth International Symposium on Attention and Performance, Stockholm, Sweden, July 28-August 1, 1975

Attention and Performance VI: Proceedings of the Sixth International Symposium on Attention and Performance, Stockholm, Sweden, July 28-August 1, 1975

Attention and Performance VI: Proceedings of the Sixth International Symposium on Attention and Performance, Stockholm, Sweden, July 28-August 1, 1975

Attention and Performance VI: Proceedings of the Sixth International Symposium on Attention and Performance, Stockholm, Sweden, July 28-August 1, 1975

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The Attention and Performance symposia started in 1966 as an informal and spontaneous venture. Six meetings have been held since that time, and five volumes of proceedings published. This volume is the sixth in the series. In order to oversee future symposia a Stichting--International Association for the Study of Attention and Performance was recently founded. Its main objectives are "to increase and disseminate knowledge in the area of human attention, performance, and information processing, and to foster international communication in this area" (see the Appendix to this volume).

The research encompassed by the Attention and Performance symposia covers a very broad area, and a single meeting can only focus on a few topics. The content of each meeting is the combined outcome of what recent research problems that Organizer (or the Organizing Committee) has selected as being of special interest, and of the availability of the invitees to contribute to the symposium on the general topic suggested to them.

Within the general topic, contributors were free to choose their own theme as well as their own form of presentation, without the usual constraints imposed by journals, textbooks, or other edited volumes.

As far as the form of this book is concerned, three types of papers are included. Some authors emphasized a particular set of their latest experiments, some preferred to give an overview of their special fields, and some focused on theoretical issues. In general, the papers here presented stress the review aspect of the problems more than those in the previous volumes. This is an emphasis which, I hope, will render this latest publication more accessible to a wider audience.

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