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Evolutionary Biology of Limited Attention

Reuven Dukas

in Cognitive Biology: Evolutionary and Developmental Perspectives on Mind, Brain, and Behavior

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012935
eISBN:
9780262255264
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012935.003.0135
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter examines the evolutionary biology of limited attention, focusing on humans, monkeys and jays. Limited attention means that the brain can process information only at some finite rate. The ... More


Integrating Auditory and Visual Asymmetry

Heikki Hämäläinen and Fiia Takio

in The Two Halves of the Brain: Information Processing in the Cerebral Hemispheres

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014137
eISBN:
9780262265942
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014137.003.0294
Subject:
Neuroscience, Research and Theory

This chapter examines how auditory and visual asymmetries are integrated, and how there is a default right-sided bias for spatial perceptual and attentional capacity, which, it argues, is multimodal, ... More


The Perceptual and Cognitive Effects of Action Video Game Experience

C. Shawn Green

in Learning by Playing: Video Gaming in Education

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199896646
eISBN:
9780190256142
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199896646.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter examines the effects of action video game experience on children's vision, attention, and cognitive skills. It first provides an overview of action video games before turning to a ... More


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