Neurobiology of Attention

Neurobiology of Attention

by Laurent Itti
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0123757312

ISBN-13: 9780123757319

Pub. Date: 03/23/2005

Publisher: Elsevier Science

A key property of neural processing in higher mammals is the ability to focus resources by selectively directing attention to relevant perceptions, thoughts or actions. Research into attention has grown rapidly over the past two decades, as new techniques have become available to study higher brain function in humans, non-human primates, and other mammals.

Overview

A key property of neural processing in higher mammals is the ability to focus resources by selectively directing attention to relevant perceptions, thoughts or actions. Research into attention has grown rapidly over the past two decades, as new techniques have become available to study higher brain function in humans, non-human primates, and other mammals. Neurobiology of Attention is the first encyclopedic volume to summarize the latest developments in attention research.

An authoritative collection of over 100 chapters organized into thematic sections provides both broad coverage and access to focused, up-to-date research findings. This book presents a state-of-the-art multidisciplinary perspective on psychological, physiological and computational approaches to understanding the neurobiology of attention. Ideal for students, as a reference handbook or for rapid browsing, the book has a wide appeal to anybody interested in attention research.

• Contains numerous quick-reference articles covering the breadth of investigation into the subject of attention
• Provides extensive introductory commentary to orient and guide the reader
• Includes the most recent research results in this field of study

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780123757319
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
03/23/2005
Pages:
744
Product dimensions:
8.70(w) x 11.10(h) x 1.50(d)

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