Cognitive Electrophysiology of Attention, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0123984963
  • ISBN-13: 9780123984968
  • DDC: 612.8233
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 304 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Cognitive Electrophysiology of Attention explores the mechanisms of attention and related cognitive functions from cognitive neuroscience perspectives. Attention is an essential cognitive ability that enables humans to process and act on relevant information while ignoring distractions. The capacity to focus attention is at the core of mental functioning. Understanding neural bases of human attention remains a key challenge for neuroscientists and psychologists and is essential in efforts to treat attentional deficits. Cognitive electrophysiology is at the center of a multidisciplinary approach that involves psychologists, neuroscientists, neuropsychologists, psychiatrists, and neurologists in identifying basic brain mechanisms and developing translational approaches to improve mental health. This volume is authored by leading investigators and discusses methods focused on electrophysiological recordings in humans, including electroencephalography (EEG) and event-related potential (ERP) methods. It also incorporates evidence from functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). Cognitive Electrophysiology of Attention illuminates specific models of attentional mechanisms in vision, audition, multisensory integration, memory, and semantic processing in humans.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Spatial Attention.
2: Profiling the Spatial Focus of Visual Attention.
3: How the Brain Prevents and Terminates Shifts of Attention.
4: Neuronal and Neural-Population Mechanisms of Voluntary Visual-Spatial Attention.
5: Sequential Effects in the Central Cue Posner Paradigm: On-line Bayesian Learning.
6: EEG–fMRI Combination for the Study of Visual Perception and Spatial Attention.
7: Source Localization of Visual Stimuli in Peripersonal Space.
8: Involuntary Cross-Modal Spatial Attention Influences Visual Perception.
9: Feature and Object Attention.
10: Object-Category Processing, Perceptual Awareness, and the Role of Attention during Motion-Induced Blindness.
11: Feature- and Object-Based Attention: Electrophysiological and Hemodynamic Correlates.
12: Neural Mechanisms of Feature-Based Attention.
13: Effects of Preparatory Attention to Nonspatial Features in the Visual Cortex.
14: The Neural Basis of Color Binding to an Attended Object.
15: Switching Attention between the Local and Global Levels in Visual Objects.
16: Contour Integration: Sensory, Perceptual, and Attention-Based ERP Components.
17: Attentional Control of Multisensory Integration is Preserved in Aging.
18: Attention and Cognitive Processes.
19: An Evolutionary Perspective on Attentional Processes.
20: Stimulus-Preceding Negativity (SPN) and Attention to Rewards.
21: A Neural Measure of Item Individuation.
22: Selective Attention, Processing Load, and Semantics: Insights from Human Electrophysiology.
23: Altered N400 Congruity Effects in Parkinson’s Disease without Dementia.
24: Oscillations and Behavior: The Role of Phase–Amplitude Coupling in Cognition.