Visual Attention

Synopsis

Paying attention is something we are all familiar with and often take for granted, yet the nature of the operations involved in paying attention is one of the most profound mysteries of the brain. This book contains a rich, interdisciplinary collection of articles by some of the pioneers of contemporary research on attention. Central themes include how attention is moved within the visual field; attention's role during visual search, and the inhibition of these search processes; how attentional processing changes as continued practice leads to automatic performance; how visual and auditory attentional processing may be linked; and recent advances in functional neuro-imaging and how they have been used to study the brain's attentional network

Additional information

Contributors:
Includes content by:
  • Gary Hatfield
  • Anne Treisman
  • Steven Yantis
  • Zenon Pylyshyn
  • Burkhart Fischer
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 1998
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