Attention: From Theory to Practice

Attention: From Theory to Practice

by Arthur F. Kramer, Alex Kirlik
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195305728

ISBN-13: 9780195305722

Pub. Date: 11/15/2006

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

The study of attention in the laboratory has been crucial to understanding the mechanisms that support several different facets of attentional processing: Our ability to both divide attention among multiple tasks and stimuli, and selectively focus it on task-relevant information, while ignoring distracting task-irrelevant information, as well as how top-down

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The study of attention in the laboratory has been crucial to understanding the mechanisms that support several different facets of attentional processing: Our ability to both divide attention among multiple tasks and stimuli, and selectively focus it on task-relevant information, while ignoring distracting task-irrelevant information, as well as how top-down and bottom-up factors influence the way that attention is directed within and across modalities. Equally important, however, is research that has attempted to scale up to the real world this empirical work on attention that has traditionally been well controlled by limited laboratory paradigms and phenomena. These types of basic and theoretically guided applied research on attention have benefited immeasurably from the work of Christopher Wickens. This book honors Wickens' many important contributions to the study of attention by bringing together researchers who examine real-world attentional problems and questions in light of attentional theory. The research fostered by Wickens' contributions will enrich not only our understanding of human performance in complex real-world systems, but also reveal the gaps on our knowledge of basic attentional processes.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195305722
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
11/15/2006
Series:
Human Technology Interaction Series
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 7.10(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Preface.
Part I. Toward a Practical View of Attention: Theoretical and Methodological Issues.
Part II. Emerging Issues in Applied Attention Theory.
Part III. Attention and Driving.
Part IV. Attention and Aging.
Part V. Attention and Interface Design.
Part VI. Attention and Training.
Part VII. Future Directions.

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