Energetics and Human Information Processing

Energetics and Human Information Processing

Paperback(Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1986)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789401084796
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication date: 10/06/2011
Series: Nato Science Series D: , #31
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1986
Pages: 450
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.04(d)

Table of Contents

Section I Introduction.- 1: Energetical Issues in Research on Human Information Processing.- 2: The Concept of Energy in Psychological Theory.- Section II Biological Foundations of Energetics.- 3: Computation, Control and Energetics: A Biological Perspective.- 4: Energetics and the Self-Regulation of Behaviour.- 5: Psychopharmacological and Neurobiological Aspects of the Energetics of Information Processing.- 6: The Orienting Response: A Combination of Informational and Energetical Aspects of Brain Function.- 7: Behavioural Efficiency: A Biological Link Between Informational and Energetic Processes.- 8: Responses to Stress: An Interdisciplinary Approach.- 9: On the Relation Between Energy Transformations in the Brain and Mental Activities.- Section III Stress, Effort and Task Performance.- 10: Energetical States Underlying Task Performance.- 11: Models and Paradigms in the Study of Stress Effects.- 12: The Concept and Measurement of Mental Effort.- 13: Do Cardiovascular Changes Indicate Energetic Support of Information Processing?.- 14: A State Model for Mental Effort.- 15: An Efficiency Model of Information Processing.- 16: Stress and Adaptability.- Section IV Individual Differences, Adaptation and Coping.- 17: Individual Differences in Anxiety, Cognition and Coping.- 18: Effort Regulation and Individual Differences in Effort Expenditure.- 19: A State Control Theory of Adaptation to Stress and Individual Differences in Stress Management.- 20: Some Effects of Everyday Moods and Possible Individual Differences in these Effects.- 21: The Verbal Approach to Energetics: Constructs and Individual Differences.- 22: Individual Differences in Respiration and Stress.- 23: Short-Term Adaptation to Stress and Task Demands: Covariation of Psychological and Physiological Manifestations.- Section V The Place of Energetics in Information Processing Theory.- 24: Integrating Energetic and Information Processing Concepts: Emotion from a Functional — Evolutionary Perspective.- 25: In Defence of Resources: On Structures, Energies, Pools and the Allocation of Attention.- 26: Gain and Energetics in Information Processing.- 27: Constraints on Cognitive Performance: Some Problems with and Alternatives to Resource Theory.- 28: Energetics of Attention and Alzheimer’s Disease.- 29: Cognitive Psychophysiology and the Study of States and Processes.- 30: Energetical Aspects of Information Processing: Some Pretheoretical Issues.- Author Index.

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