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The handbook of attention

Author: Jonathan M Fawcett; Evan F Risko; Alan Kingstone
Publisher: Cambridge, Massachusetts : MIT Press, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Laboratory research on human attention has often been conducted under conditions that bear little resemblance to the complexity of our everyday lives. Although this research has yielded interesting discoveries, few scholars have truly connected these findings to natural experiences. This book bridges the gap between "laboratory and life" by bringing together cutting-edge research using traditional methodologies  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan M Fawcett; Evan F Risko; Alan Kingstone
ISBN: 9780262029698 0262029693
OCLC Number: 907512440
Description: xii, 678 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Attention: from the laboratory to the real world and back again --
I. Attention in the laboratory : Controlling spatial attention: lessons from the lab and implications for everyday life / Charles L. Folk --
Visual search / Jeremy M. Wolfe --
Temporal orienting of attention / Anna C. Nobre and Simone G. Heideman --
What laboratory studies of symbolic spatial cues reveal about the control of attention in everyday life / Bradley S. Gibson and Pedro Sztybel --
Auditory selective attention / Barbara Shinn-Cunningham and Virginia Best --
Crossmodal attention: from the laboratory to the real world (and back again) / Charles Spence and Cristy Ho --
Task-set control and task switching / Stephen Monsell --
Using working memory to control attentional deployment to items in complex scenes / Geoffrey F. Woodman and Steven J. Luck --
Change blindness and inattentional blindness / Daniel Levin and Lewis Baker --
Mind wandering and attention / Jonathan Smallwood --
Scene perception / Tom Foulsham --
Eye movements and visual attention during reading / Mallorie Leinenger and Keith Rayner --
Embodied attention / Richard A. Abrams and Blaire J. Weidler --
Action and attention / Jay Pratt, J. Eric T. Taylor, and Davood G. Gozli --
Social attention / Daniel C. Richardson and Matthias S. Gobel --
Attention to eyes in face perception / Roxane J. Itier --
II. Attention in the real world : Everyday visual attention / Benjamin W. Tatler and Michael F. Land --
Attention and driving / David L. Strayer --
Serial versus concurrent multitasking: from lab to life / Paul W. Burgess --
Attention and incidental memory in everyday settings / Alan D. Castel, Meenely Nazarian, and Adam B. Blake --
Eyewitness memory / Kerri L. Pickel --
Attention and misdirection: how to use conjuring experience to study attentional processes / Gustav Kuhn and Robert Teszka --
Action video games in the spotlight: the case of attentional control / Daphne Bavelier and Julia Föcker --
Stress and attention / Peter A. Hancock and Gerald Matthews --
Attention research in marketing: a review of eye-tracking studies / Michel Wedel --
Exploring attention in the "reel" world : visual and auditory influences on reactions to wins and near misses in multiline slot machine play / Mike J. Dixon, Jeff Templeton, Karen Collins, Lisa Wojtowicz, Kevin A. Harrigan, Jonathan A. Fugelsang, and Vivian Siu --
Attention in educational contexts: the role of the learning task in guiding attention / Andrew M. Olney, Evan F. Risko, Sidney K. D'Mello, and Arthur C. Graesser --
Visual attention in sports / Daniel Memmert.
Responsibility: edited by Jonathan M. Fawcett, Evan F. Risko, Alan Kingstone.

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"Laboratory research on human attention has often been conducted under conditions that bear little resemblance to the complexity of our everyday lives. Although this research has yielded interesting discoveries, few scholars have truly connected these findings to natural experiences. This book bridges the gap between "laboratory and life" by bringing together cutting-edge research using traditional methodologies with research that focuses on attention in everyday contexts. It offers definitive reviews by both established and rising research stars on foundational topics such as visual attention and cognitive control, underrepresented domains such as auditory and temporal attention, and emerging areas of investigation such as mind wandering and embodied attention. The contributors discuss a range of approaches and methodologies, including psychophysics, mental chronometry, stationary and mobile eye-tracking, and electrophysiological and functional brain imaging. Chapters on everyday attention consider such diverse activities as driving, shopping, reading, multitasking, and playing videogames. All chapters present their topics in the same overall format: historical context, current research, the possible integration of laboratory and real-world approaches, future directions, and key and outstanding issues."--Provided by publisher.

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