286 Pages 46 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Applied Attention Theory, Second Edition provides details concerning the relevance of all aspects of attention to the world beyond the laboratory. Topic application areas include the design of warning systems to capture attention; attention distractions in the workplace; failures of dividing attention while driving; and the measurement of mental workload while flying.

    This new edition discusses the implications of VR and AR for human attention. It also covers the treatment of attention-based pedagogical methods used to enhance learning and presents attentional issues in interacting with automation and AI. New chapters include applications of attention to healthcare, education pedagogy, highway safety, and human interaction with autonomous vehicles and other AI systems.

    The readership for this book is the professional, the researcher, and the student.

      1. Introduction. 2. Single-Channel Theory and Automaticity. 3. Attention Control. 4. Visual Attention, Scanning, and Information Sampling. 5. Visual Search. 6. Spatial Attention and Displays. 7. Resources and Effort. 8. Concurrent Task Performance: Time-Sharing and Multiple Resources. 9. Sequential Multitasking: Attention Switching, Interruptions, and Task Management. 10. Attention and Human Interaction with Automation and AI. 11. Applications (with Tobias Grundgeiger and Yusuke Yamani).


      Chris D. Wickens is a scientist, scholar, educator, mentor, colleague, friend, mountain climber. Christopher Wickens was Head of the Aviation Human Factors Division (originally titled the Aviation Research Laboratory), Institute of Aviation, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from 1983 -2005. He is currently working part time for Alion Science: MA&D Operations. He received a B.A. from Harvard College in Physical Sciences in 1967. He received a M.A. from the University of Michigan in Psychology in 1969. He completed his Ph.D. under Dick Pew at Ann Arbor in 1974. He rose through the ranks from Assistant Professor to Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign His research is internationally recognized. He has been invited to give the keynote address at a number of international conferences. He has authored or co-authored eight books including an introductory text in Psychology, an introduction to human factors engineering and the most widely used advanced textbook in engineering psychology and human performance. Two books on human factors in air traffic control have been published by the National Academy Press. The other three books are concerned with display technology, workload transition and displays. Wickens has published over 200 articles in refereed journals and book chapters.

      Jason S. McCarley completed undergraduate study in psychology at Purdue University, and received a PhD in Experimental Psychology from the University of Louisville. He served postdoctoral fellowships at the Naval Postgraduate School and in the Beckman Institute at the University of Illinois, before moving on to faculty positions at Mississippi State University, the University of Illinois, and Flinders University of South Australia. He is currently a professor in the School of Psychological Science at Oregon State University.

      Robert S. Gutzwiller studies the critical role of the human in complex systems. His work scientifically applies cognitive engineering to healthcare, cyberspace, transportation, and defense. His recent research focused on studying and engineering attention, Human-Automation Interaction, and Defensive Cyberspace Operations. He has been funded and has worked on projects for the Army Research Office, Assistant Secretary of Defense, DARPA, NASA, and the Office of Naval Research, among others. He has authored more than 35 peer-reviewed pagers, received the Human Factors Society’s Jerome H. Ely Award for the most outstanding journal article in 2016, and the Marc Resnick best paper award in 2018. He has been recognized for exceptional leadership and mentoring across several multi-disciplinary and engineering projects in cyberspace and ship defense systems, receiving leadership and exemplary achievement awards from the United States Navy in 2017 and 2018.