Neurobiology of Attention

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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 volume 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.

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 intereseted in attention research. Contains numerous quick-reference articles covering the breadth of investigation into the subject of attention

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Editorial Reviews

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Reviewer: Christopher J Graver, PhD, ABPP-CN(Madigan Healthcare System)
Description: This book represents the first encyclopedic volume addressing the neurobiology of attention. It contains numerous quick reference articles covering the breadth of investigation into the subject of attention. Topics are arranged into four main categories, including theoretical and anatomical foundations, characterizing the functions of attention, mechanisms of attention, and systems computational neuroscience and applications.
Purpose: The purpose is to compile a multitude of short articles by authorities in the field of attention that will provide nonspecialist readers with the basic foundation from which to seek out further related articles that extend the topics in either breadth or depth. The editors have succeeded admirably in this goal through contributions by top researchers, such as Michael Gazzinaga (Dartmouth College) and Michael Posner (University of Oregon), to name just a few.
Audience: This book is intended for students and researchers studying computational, perceptual, and cognitive neuroscience, as well as neuropsychologists.
Features: The principal strength of this book is its ability to appeal to a wide audience, as well as its unique layout. Students will find the short, introductory articles helpful without being intimidating or incomprehensibly complex. As such, some chapter-articles are as little as three pages in length, including figures. On the other hand, specialists in the field of attention and seasoned researchers will find more extensive coverage in other articles about topics of interest. Each chapter-article begins with a short abstract that makes browsing topics undemanding. This book is not meant to be read straight through, but rather to be selectively perused, which makes a book of this size considerably less daunting to pick up, as it will take just 5-10 minutes to read through a chapter. There are abundant tables, figures, illustrations, and neuroimaging scans that are helpful in deciphering study results. Furthermore, there is section of color plates to compliment the black-and-white figures found throughout the rest of the text. With an extensive index, readers should spend very little time searching for appealing topics from this vast treasure.
Assessment: If there is one book to own on the topic of attention, this is it. Although it is not difficult to find books written on more specific attention topics, this is probably the most complete single volume on the market dedicated to attention. While the cost may seem prohibitive to some individuals, the fact that this may be the only attention-related book that readers will need on their shelf makes the price justifiable. For those seeking a more clinical approach to attention and attention disorders, Applied Neuropsychology of Attention: Theory, Diagnosis and Rehabilitation, by Leclercq and Zimmermann (Taylor & Francis, 2002) would make an agreeable companion to this book.
From the Publisher
"4 STARS! - If there is one book to own on the topic of attention, this is it. Although it is not difficult to find books written on more specific attention topics, this is probably the most complete single volume on the market dedicated to attention."
—Christopher J. Graver, PhD, University of Michigan Health SysteM, in DOODY'S (2005)

"This book will be a standard reference for some time to come in this fascinating and important field."
—Donlin M. Long, in NEUROSURGERY QUARTERLY (2005)

"... this volume would be a valuable addition to the bookshelf of any laboratory concerned with perception and attentional issues."
Amanda Ellison, Department of Psychology, Oxford in PERCEPTION, Vol 35 (2006)


4 Stars! from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780123757319
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 3/23/2005
  • Pages: 744
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
1 Computational foundations for attentive processes 3
2 Capacity limits for spatial discrimination 8
3 Directed visual attention and the dynamic control of information flow 11
4 Selective attention as an optimal computational strategy 18
5 Surprise : a shortcut for attention? 24
6 A heteromodal large-scale network for spatial attention 29
7 Parietal mechanisms of attentional control : locations, features, and objects 35
8 Visual cortical circuits and spatial attention 42
9 Psychopharmacology of human attention 50
10 Neuropharmacology of attention 57
11 Identifying the neural systems of top-down attentional control : a meta-analytic approach 63
12 Attention capture : the interplay of expectations, attention, and awareness 69
13 Change blindness 76
14 Development of covert orienting in young infants 82
15 Prior entry 89
16 Inhibition of return 96
17 Guidance of visual search by preattentive information 101
18 The top in top-down attention 105
19 Allocation of attention in three-dimensional space 109
20 Covert attention and saccadic eye movements 114
21 Prefrontal selection and control of covert and overt orienting 117
22 Dissociation of selection from saccade programming 124
23 Space- and object-based attention 130
24 Attention and binding 135
25 Top-down facilitation of visual object recognition 140
26 Spatial processing of environmental representations 146
27 Decision and attention 152
28 Visual attention and emotional perception 160
29 The difference between visual attention and awareness : a cognitive neuroscience perspective 167
30 Reaching affects saccade trajectories 175
31 The premotor theory of attention 181
32 Cross-modal consequences of human spatial attention 187
33 Attention and scene understanding 197
34 Visual search and popout in infancy 207
35 Attention in conditioning 213
36 Electrophysiology of reflexive attention 219
37 Natural scene statistics and salient visual features 226
38 Salience of feature contrast 233
39 Stimulus-driven guidance of visual attention in natural scenes 240
40 Contextual guidance of visual attention 246
41 Gist of the scene 251
42 Temporal orienting of attention 257
43 Visual search : the role of memory for rejected distractors 264
44 The neuropsychology of visual feature binding 269
45 Visual saliency and spike timing in the ventral visual pathway 272
46 Object recognition in cortex : neural mechanisms, and possible roles for attention 279
47 Binding contour segments into spatially extended objects 288
48 Scanpath theory, attention, and image processing algorithms for predicting human eye fixations 296
49 The feature similarity gain model of attention : unifying multiplicative effect of spatial and feature-based attention 300
50 Biasing competition in human visual cortex 305
51 Nonsensory signals in early visual cortex 311
52 Effects of attention on auditory perceptual organization 317
53 Attention in language 324
54 Attention and spatial language 330
55 The sustained attention to response test (SART) 337
56 ERP measures of multiple attention deficits following prefrontal damage 339
57 Nonspatially lateralized mechanisms in hemispatial neglect 345
58 Visual extinction and hemispatial neglect after brain damage : neurophysiological basis of residual processing 351
59 Attention in split-brain patients 358
60 Divided attention in the normal and the split brain : chronometry and imaging 363
61 Neurophysiological correlates of the attentional spotlight 372
62 Spatially-specific attentional modulation revealed by fMRI 377
63 The neural basis of the attentional blink 383
64 Neurophysiological correlates of the reflexive orienting of spatial attention 389
65 Specifying the components of attention in a visual search task 395
66 Neural evidence for object-based attention 401
67 Location- or feature-based targeting of spatial attention 407
68 Dimension-based attention in pop-out search 412
69 Irrelevant singletons capture attention 418
70 Attentional modulation of apparent stimulus contrast 428
71 Attentional suppression early in the macaque visual system 429
72 Attentional modulation in the human lateral geniculate nucleus and pulvinar 435
73 Transient covert transient attention increases contrast sensitivity and spatial resolution : support for signal enhancement 442
74 External noise distinguishes mechanisms of attention 448
75 Attentional modulation and changes in effective connectivity 454
76 Attentional modulation of surround inhibition 460
77 Attentional processes in texture perception 466
78 Mechanisms of perceptual learning 471
79 Lateral interactions between targets and flankers require attention 477
80 Attention and changes in neural selectivity 485
81 Attentional effects on motion processing 490
82 ERP studies of selective attention to nonspatial features 496
83 Effects of attention on figure-ground responses in the primary visual cortex during working memory 502
84 Electrophysiological and neuroimaging approaches to the study of visual attention 507
85 The timing of attentional modulation of visual processing as indexed by ERPs 514
86 Selective visual attention modulates oscillatory neuronal synchronization 520
87 Putative role of oscillations and synchrony in cortical signal processing and attention 526
88 Attention to tactile stimuli increases neural synchrony in somatosensory cortex 534
89 Crossmodal attention in event perception 538
90 The FeatureGate model of visual selection 547
91 Probabilistic models of attention based on iconic representations and predictive coding 553
92 The selective tuning model for visual attention 562
93 The primary visual cortex creates a bottom-up saliency map 570
94 Models of bottom-up attention and saliency 576
95 Saliency in computer vision 583
96 Contextual influences on saliency 586
97 A neurodynamical model of visual attention 593
98 How the detection of objects in natural scenes constrains attention in time 600
99 Memory-driven visual attention : an emergent behavior of map-seeking circuits 605
100 The role of short-term memory in visual attention 610
101 Scene segmentation through synchronization 618
102 Attentive wide-field sensing for visual telepresence and surveillance 624
103 Neuromorphic selective attention systems 633
104 The role of visual attention in the control of locomotion 638
105 Attention architectures for machine vision and mobile robots 642
106 Attention for computer graphics rendering 649
107 Linking attention to learning, expectation, competition, and consciousness 652
108 Attention-guided recognition based on "what" and "where" representations : a behavioral model 663
109 A model of attention and recognition by information maximization 671
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