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The Neuroscience of Attention: Attentional Control and Selection

George R. Mangun (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195334364
eISBN:
9780199932283
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195334364.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology

The ability to attend selectively to events in the world around us is a core cognitive function. It prevents distraction and enables humans and animals to dedicate perceptual, cognitive, and motor ... More


Emotional Influences on Visuospatial Attention

Harlan M Fichtenholtz and Kevin S LaBar

in The Neuroscience of Attention: Attentional Control and Selection

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195334364
eISBN:
9780199932283
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195334364.003.0012
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter focuses on how emotional processing in the amygdala and related limbic regions interact with frontoparietal attentional control systems and the visual processing stream. Such effects ... More


Electrophysiolgy of Human Crossmodal Spatial Attention

MARTIN EIMER

in Crossmodal Space and Crossmodal Attention

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198524861
eISBN:
9780191689260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198524861.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter reviews results from event-related potential (ERP) studies that investigated crossmodal links in endogenous spatial attention between vision, audition, and touch. It discusses the ... More


The neural mechanisms of attentional control

Barry Giesbrecht and George R. Mangun

in The Cognitive and Neural Bases of Spatial Neglect

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198508335
eISBN:
9780191687327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198508335.003.0018
Subject:
Psychology, Neuropsychology

This chapter offers a snapshot of the current state of the burgeoning literature on the neural mechanisms of top-down attentional control. It starts by reviewing three neuroanatomical models of ... More


Multisensory processes in old age

Paul J. Laurienti and Christina E. Hugenschmidt

in Multisensory Development

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199586059
eISBN:
9780191741470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199586059.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Aging is an important stage of development accompanied by changes in all five sensory systems, and recent research indicates that aging influences multisensory processing, as well. This chapter ... More


The Benefits and Perils of Attentional Control

Marci S. DeCaro and Sian L. Beilock

in Effortless Attention: A New Perspective in the Cognitive Science of Attention and Action

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013840
eISBN:
9780262269438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013840.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter focuses on investigating the benefits and disadvantages of attentional control. It reviews scientific investigatons undertaken in this field across a wide range of tasks involving ... More


Cognition: Brain Pain: Psychotic Cognition, Hallucinations, and Delusions

Jennifer Radden (ed.)

in The Philosophy of Psychiatry: A Companion

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195149531
eISBN:
9780199870943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149531.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter explores the clinical phenomenology of symptoms such as hallucination, delusion, loosened associations, and pressure of thought that collectively make up what is termed as psychotic ... More


The Dynamics of Attention and Aging

Pamela S. Tsang

in Attention: From Theory to Practice

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195305722
eISBN:
9780199847723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305722.003.0012
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

There is perhaps not a more laudable goal in engineering psychology than performance prediction. As many of the pioneers recognized, useful predictions are derived from scientific principles. This ... More


Visuospatial rehearsal processes in working memory

David G. Pearson

in The Cognitive Neuroscience of Working Memory

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198570394
eISBN:
9780191693816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570394.003.0014
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter discusses the body of evidence linking physical movement, eye movement and attentional control with retention of visual and spatial features of stimuli. It describes work suggesting that ... More


Neural bases of focusing attention in working memory: An fMRI study based on individual differences

Mariko Osaka and Naoyuki Osaka

in The Cognitive Neuroscience of Working Memory

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198570394
eISBN:
9780191693816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570394.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter presents functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) data that explores the basis for individual differences in working memory span capacity. It identifies three major and separable ... More


Attention and Its Allocation: Fragments of a Model

Thomas B. Sheridan

in Attention: From Theory to Practice

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195305722
eISBN:
9780199847723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305722.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Attention can be either voluntary or involuntary, and it can be either exteroceptive or non-exteroceptive. This chapter deals mostly with exteroceptive attention, because what produces attention by ... More


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