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The Limits of Attention: Temporal Constraints in Human Information Processing

Kimron Shapiro (ed.)

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198505150
eISBN:
9780191686818
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198505150.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

For psychologists and cognitive neuroscientists interested in ‘attention’, the issue of the limits of our attentional mechanisms is one of great importance — what are the temporal constraints when we ... More


The Executive Is Central to Working Memory: Insights from Age, Performance, and Task Variations

Patricia A. Reuter-Lorenz and John Jonides

in Variation in Working Memory

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195168648
eISBN:
9780199847297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195168648.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter briefly describes inhibitory functions and the effects that variations in their efficiency can have on performance on a number of tasks with an emphasis on speed of processing and ... More


Latent inhibition as reduced associability

Geoffrey Hall

in Perceptual and Associative Learning

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198521822
eISBN:
9780191706677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198521822.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

A further consequence of repeated presentation of a stimulus is that the stimulus is only learned about slowly when it is subsequently employed as the conditioned stimulus in a classical conditioning ... More


The rehabilitation of attention

Tom Manly, Jessica Fish, and Ian H. Robertson

in The Handbook of Clinical Neuropsychology

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199234110
eISBN:
9780191594250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199234110.003.006
Subject:
Psychology, Neuropsychology, Clinical Psychology

This chapter examines various attempts to enhance the natural recovery of attentional processes, or to better manage the consequences of impairment, following brain injury acquired in adulthood. The ... More


Brain imaging of visual attention

Claus Bundesen and Thomas Habekost

in Principles of Visual Attention:: Linking Mind and Brain

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198570707
eISBN:
9780191693854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570707.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Functional brain imaging has elucidated the source of attentional signals, but has also confirmed and elaborated findings from single-cell research on attentional effects in (target) visual areas. ... More


Explaining divided attention by TVA

Claus Bundesen and Thomas Habekost

in Principles of Visual Attention:: Linking Mind and Brain

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198570707
eISBN:
9780191693854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570707.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter discusses the application of the theory of visual attention (TVA) to classic experimental findings on divided attention. The theory proved useful in explaining effects of object ... More


Latent Inhibition as associative interference

Geoffrey Hall

in Perceptual and Associative Learning

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198521822
eISBN:
9780191706677
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198521822.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter continues the discussion of latent inhibition, dealing with features of the phenomenon that cannot be accommodated by the attentional theories discussed in Chapter 3. Chief among these ... More


Attention

Alain Berthoz

in Simplexity: Simplifying Principles for a Complex World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300169348
eISBN:
9780300177923
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300169348.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter discusses attention as a basic tool of simplexity. It covers selective ignorance; attention and vigilance; biased competition; attention and emotion; and the development of attentional ... More


Attention: From Theory to Practice

Arthur F. Kramer, Douglas A. Wiegmann, and Alex Kirlik

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195305722
eISBN:
9780199847723
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305722.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

The study of attention in the laboratory has been crucial to understanding the mechanisms that support several different facets of attentional processing: Our ability both to divide attention among ... More


A Unified Structural-Attentional Framework for Dichotic Listening

Stefan Pollmann

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/9780262014137.003.0326
Subject:
Neuroscience, Research and Theory

This chapter, which considers the top-down modulation of the right-ear advantage in dichotic listening, first introduces Doreen Kimura’s view on the mechanisms invoked by dichotic listening. It then ... More


But What About that Gigantic Elephant in the Room?

Albert Bandura

in Most Underappreciated: 50 Prominent Social Psychologists Describe Their Most Unloved Work

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199778188
eISBN:
9780190256043
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199778188.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Albert Bandura describes his most underappreciated work: a paper on behaviorism. Bandura's research focused on the determinants of observational learning and the mechanisms through which it operates. ... More


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