The Attentive Brain / Edition 1

The Attentive Brain / Edition 1

by Raja Parasuraman
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MIT Press


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The Attentive Brain / Edition 1

A central thesis of this book on the cognitive neuroscience of attention is that attention is not a single entity, but a finite set of brain processes that interact mutually and with other brain processes in the performance of perceptual, cognitive, and motor skills.After an introductory Part I, the book consists of three parts. Part II describes the major neuroscience methods and the computational modeling of attention. Part III looks at three major components of attention from the cognitive neuroscience perspective: selection, vigilance, and control. Finally,
part IV discusses the application of findings from the previous sections to the analysis of normal and abnormal development and to pathologies of attention such as schizophrenia and attention deficit disorders.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780262161725
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 04/28/1998
Series: A Bradford Book
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 589
Product dimensions: 6.80(w) x 9.80(h) x 1.55(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Raja Parasuraman is University Professor in the Psychology Department at George Mason University. He is the editor of The Attentive Brain (MIT Press, 1998).

Table of Contents

I Introduction
1 The Attentive Brain: Issues and Prospects
Raja Parasuraman
II Cognitive Neuroscience Methods
2 Neuroanatomy of Visual Attention
Maree J. Webster and Leslie G. Ungerleider
3 Neurochemistry of Attention
Richard T. Marrocco and Matthew C. Davidson
4 Neurophysiology of Visual Attention
Brad C. Motter
5 Electrophysiological Approaches to the Study of Selective
Attention in the Human Brain
Steven J. Luck and Massimo Girelli
6 Functional Anatomy of Visual Attention in the Human
Brain: Studies with Positron Emission Tomography
Maurizio Corbetta
7 Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging and the Study of
James V. Haxby, Susan M. Courtney, and Vincent P. Clark
8 Cortical Lesions and Attention
Diane Swick and Robert T. Knight
9 Computational Architectures for Attention
Ernst Niebur and Christof Koch
III Varieties of Attention
10 Arousal and Attention: Psychopharmacological and
Neuropsychological Studies in Experimental Animals
Trevor W. Robbins
11 Brain Systems of Vigilance
Raja Parasuraman, Joel S. Warm, and Judi E. See
12 Visuospatial Attention and Parietal Function: Their Role
in Object Perception
Lynn C. Robertson
13 Attention, Pattern Recognition, and Pop-Out in Visual
Ken Nakayama and Julian S. Joseph
14 Attention and Visual Object Segmentation
Jon Driver and Gordon C. Baylis
15 Divided Attention: Narrowing the Gap between Brain and
Jochen Braun
16 Spatial Working Memory and Spatial SelectiveAttention
Edward Awh and John Jonides
17 Attention and Language
Ira Fischler
18 Executive Attention: Conflict, Target Detection, and
Cognitive Control
Michael I. Posner and Gregory J. DiGirolamo
IV Development and Pathologies of Attention
19 Developing an Attentive Brain
Mark H. Johnson
20 Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: Symptom
Domains, Cognitive Processes, and Neural Networks
James Swanson, Michael I. Posner, Dennis Cantwell, Sharon
Wigal, Francis Crinella, Pauline Filipek, Jane Emerson, Don Tucker,
and Orhan Nalcioglu

21 Selective Attention in Aging and Dementia
Raja Parasuraman and Pamela M. Greenwood
22 Neglect
Robert D. Rafal
23 The Mind Adrift: Attentional Dysregulation in
Paul G. Nestor and Brian F. O'Donnell
Author Index
Subject Index

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