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The Resource Attentional processing : the brain's art of mindfulness, David LaBerge

Attentional processing : the brain's art of mindfulness, David LaBerge

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Attentional processing : the brain's art of mindfulness
Title
Attentional processing
Title remainder
the brain's art of mindfulness
Statement of responsibility
David LaBerge
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • In the past two decades, the familiar experience of attention - the emphasis on a particular mental activity so that it "fills the mind"--Has been subjected to much scientific inquiry. David LaBerge now provides a systematic view of the attention process as it occurs in everyday perception, thinking, and action. Drawing from a variety of research methods and findings from cognitive psychology, neurobiology, and computer science, he presents a masterful synthesis of what is understood about attentional processing
  • LaBerge explores how we are able to restrict the input of extraneous and confusing information, or prepare to process a future stimulus, in order to take effective action. As well as describing the pathways in the cortex presumed to be involved in attentional processing, he examines the hypothesis that two subcortical structures, the superior colliculus and the thalamus, contain circuit mechanisms that embody an algorithm of attention. In addition, he takes us through various ways of posing the problem, from an information-processing description of how attention works to a consideration of some of the cognitive and behavioral consequences of the brain's computations, such as desiring, judging, imaging, and remembering
  • Attentional Processing is a highly sophisticated integration of contributions from several fields of neuroscience. It brings together the latest efforts to solve the puzzle of attention: how it works, how it is modulated, what its benefits are, and how it is expressed in the brain
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DLC
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LaBerge, David
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Perspectives in cognitive neuroscience
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  • Attention
  • Neuropsychology
  • Attention
  • Neuropsychology
  • Attention
  • Brain
Label
Attentional processing : the brain's art of mindfulness, David LaBerge
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-258) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction. A multidisciplinary approach ; The goals of attention ; The manifestations of attention ; The expression of attention ; Plan of the book -- Selective attention. Early theories of selective attention ; Selection of what, where, and which ; Six properties of the attended area ; Metaphors of selective attention ; Selection of an object in a cluttered field ; Experimental tasks ; Selective attention to actions -- Preparatory attention and maintenance attention. Preparatory attention ; Attentional preparation or cognitive expectation? ; Perceptual preparations for objects and their attributes ; Perceptual preparation for locations of objects ; The "peaked distribution" of attentional activity ; Shifting visual attention through space ; The resource view of preparatory attention ; Maintenance attention
  • Attentional processing in cortical areas. Areas of specialized (modular) processing ; Attention to object information in ventral cortical streams ; Attention to spatial information in dorsal cortical streams ; Attentional control versus attentional expression -- Attentional processing in two subcortical areas. The superior colliculus ; The thalamus ; Thalamic circuitry -- A cognitive-neuroscience model of attention processes in shape identification. An experimental trial containing a warning signal and a target ; Summary : the expression, mechanism, and control of attention in shape identification -- Synopsis. A cognitive-neuroscience theory of attention
Control code
31240662
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 262 pages
Isbn
9780674052680
Lccn
94038071
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Attentional processing : the brain's art of mindfulness, David LaBerge
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-258) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction. A multidisciplinary approach ; The goals of attention ; The manifestations of attention ; The expression of attention ; Plan of the book -- Selective attention. Early theories of selective attention ; Selection of what, where, and which ; Six properties of the attended area ; Metaphors of selective attention ; Selection of an object in a cluttered field ; Experimental tasks ; Selective attention to actions -- Preparatory attention and maintenance attention. Preparatory attention ; Attentional preparation or cognitive expectation? ; Perceptual preparations for objects and their attributes ; Perceptual preparation for locations of objects ; The "peaked distribution" of attentional activity ; Shifting visual attention through space ; The resource view of preparatory attention ; Maintenance attention
  • Attentional processing in cortical areas. Areas of specialized (modular) processing ; Attention to object information in ventral cortical streams ; Attention to spatial information in dorsal cortical streams ; Attentional control versus attentional expression -- Attentional processing in two subcortical areas. The superior colliculus ; The thalamus ; Thalamic circuitry -- A cognitive-neuroscience model of attention processes in shape identification. An experimental trial containing a warning signal and a target ; Summary : the expression, mechanism, and control of attention in shape identification -- Synopsis. A cognitive-neuroscience theory of attention
Control code
31240662
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 262 pages
Isbn
9780674052680
Lccn
94038071
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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