Cognitive Electrophysiology of Attention explores the fundamental mechanisms of attention and related cognitive functions from cognitive neuroscience perspectives. Attention is an essential cognitive ability that enables humans to process and act upon relevant information while ignoring distracting information, and the capacity to focus attention is at the core of mental functioning. Understanding the neural bases of human attention remains a key challenge for neuroscientists and psychologists, and is essential for translational efforts to treat attentional deficits in a variety of neurological and psychiatric disorders. Cognitive electrophysiology is at the center of a multidisciplinary approach that involves the efforts of psychologists, neuroscientists, neuropsychologists, psychiatrists, and neurologists to identify basic brain mechanisms and develop translational approaches to improve mental health. This edited volume is authored by leading investigators in the field and discusses methods focused on electrophysiological recordings in humans, including electroencephalography (EEG) and event-related potential (ERP) methods, and also incorporates evidence from functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). Cognitive Electrophysiology of Attention illuminates specific models about attentional mechanisms in vision, audition, multisensory integration, memory, and semantic processing in humans.
Publisher: Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 1170 g
Dimensions: 276 x 216 x 20 mm
"Although this would generally not be a read-from-page-to-page composite, this book is elemental in that it builds on itself from chapter to chapter. It would not be advised to take on research of this strength without some background information on the topics of bias, neurophysiology, and mental health." --Doody
"Editor Mangun presents this text on the neural mechanisms of attention in three parts, drawing on EEG, ERP, fMRI, and neural population research. Part I discusses spatial attention,...Part II addresses higher-order processes of feature and object attention,...Part III explores the interaction of attention with cognitive processes,..." --ProtoView.com, February 2014