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Orienting of attention

Author: Richard D Wright; Lawrence M Ward
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Richard D Wright; Lawrence M Ward
ISBN: 9780195130492 0195130499
OCLC Number: 804066185
Description: xiv, 289 p. : il. ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction ; Helmholtz's Study of Attention Shifting ; Early Ideas about the Attentional Focal Point ; Overt and Covert Orienting ; 2. Studying Attention Shifts with Location Cueing ; Early Location Cueing Experiments ; Goal-Driven and Stimulus-Driven Control ; Attentional Capture by Abrupt-Onset Stimuli ; Methodological Issues ; 3. Properties of the Attentional Focal Point ; Analog and Discrete Attention Shifts ; Variable Spatial Extent of Attentional Focus ; Can Attention be Divided into Multiple Foci ; LaBergian Activity Distribution Model ; 4. Sensory and Attentional Mediation of Covert Orienting ; Sensory Analyasis and Location Cue Effects ; A Systematic Investigaiton of Multiple Location Cue Effects ; Activity Distribution Account of Multiple Location Cue Effects ; Activity Distribution Account of Other Cue Effects ; 5. Sequential Attention Shifts ; Shifting Attention to Multiple Abrupt-Onset Stimuli ; Inhibition of Return ; 6. Eye Movements and Attention Shifts ; Oculomotor System ; Eye Tracking Methodology ; Disengaged Attention and Saccades ; Relationship Between Attention and Eye Movements ; 7. Physiology of Attention Shifts ; Subcortical Attention Mechanisms ; Cortial Attention and Saccades ; Stimulus-Driven and Goal Driven Attention Shifts ; Premotor Theory Revisited ; 5. Crossmodal Attention Shifts ; Lights, Sounds, and Touches Can Cause Attention Shifts ; Crossmodal Inhibition of Return ; Multisensory Integration and Attention ; Neural Mechanisms of Crossmodal Attention Shifts ; 9. Epilogue
Responsibility: Richard D. Wright, Lawrence M. Ward.
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Orienting of Attention is a very good book. It represents an impressive, nearly encyclopedic survey of attention shifts, their relation to the underlying brain anatomy and to the eye movement system. Read more...

 
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