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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


A psychological theory of visual attention (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/9780198570707.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter presents the theory of visual attention (TVA). It begins with a review of choice models for visual recognition (categorization) and for visual search (partial report). Roughly speaking, ... More


Explaining attentional effects in single neurons by NTVA

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/9780198570707.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

The neural theory of visual attention (NTVA) interprets attentional selection at the level of individual neurons. The interpretation was suggested by studies of single-cell activity in monkeys, and ... More


Primate Visual Attention: How Studies of Monkeys Have Shaped Theories of Selective Visual Processing

Pierre Pouget, Jason Arita, and Geoffrey F. Woodman

in How Animals See the World: Comparative Behavior, Biology, and Evolution of Vision

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195334654
eISBN:
9780199933167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195334654.003.0019
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter discusses four theories of attention and how studies of visual processing and attentional selection in primates have largely shaped these theories. The first theory is the ... More


Integrating “What” and “Where”: Visual Working Memory for Objects in a Scene

Sebastian Schneegans, John P. Spencer, and Gregor Schöner

in Dynamic Thinking: A Primer on Dynamic Field Theory

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780199300563
eISBN:
9780190299026
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199300563.003.0008
Subject:
Neuroscience, Development

This chapter presents a model of working memory and change detection in visual scenes that addresses the binding problem: When memorizing a group of objects, each with a location and multiple surface ... More


Integration and Selection in Multidimensional Dynamic Fields

Sebastian Schneegans, Jonas Lins, and John P. Spencer

in Dynamic Thinking: A Primer on Dynamic Field Theory

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780199300563
eISBN:
9780190299026
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199300563.003.0005
Subject:
Neuroscience, Development

This chapter expands the concepts of dynamic field theory (DFT) to activation distributions over multidimensional spaces. Multidimensional fields can be used either to represent inherently ... More


Attention to action

R. E. Passingham

in The Prefrontal Cortex: Executive and Cognitive Functions

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198524410
eISBN:
9780191689192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198524410.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter discusses the changes that occur in the brain when a motor task is learned and then practiced until it has become automatic. This chapter describes two studies conducted to understand ... More


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