Mechanisms of Visual Attention: A Cognitive Neuroscience Perspective

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Werner X. Schneider, Sabine Maasen
Psychology Press, 1998 - Psychology - 312 pages
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In order to produce coherent behaviour in a complex world, forms of visual attention are necessary in order for us to select appropriate objects for action. Over the past ten years, there have been considerable advances in research into visual attention, with many of these advances linked to interdisciplinary research in experimental psychology, neuropsychology, neurophysiology and functional imaging. This work has begun to allow us to understand not only the functional properties of visual attention, but also how attentional processes are localized in the brain: the cognitive neuroscience of visual attention. This special issue draws together research from leading figures in this field, to highlight recent progress in understanding how selective processes operate in perception and action.
 

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Contents

A Cognitive
1
A Structural
49
Evidence for a Common
81
Visuomotor Priming
109
Eye Movements Attention and Transsaccadic Memory
127
Implicit but not Explicit Feature Binding in a Balints Patient
157
Evidence for Automatic Integration of Stimulus
183
Further Evidence for the Division of Attention Among Non
217
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Schneider is of Ludwig-Maximilian-Universitat, Munchen, Germany.

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