Although attention, perception and memory are identifiable components of the human cognitive system, this book argues that for a complete understanding of any of them it is necessary to appreciate the way they interact and depend on one another. Using close examination of experiments, studies of patients and evidence from cognitive neuroscience, each of these important areas in cognitive psychology is explored in detail and related to its counterparts. Written by an established author, Attention, Perception and Memory: An Integrated Introduction explains clearly the evolution and meaning of key terminology and assumptions and puts the different approaches to this field in context.
Table of Contents
Introduction. The Rise of Attention Research: A Cognitive Approach. The Nature of Visual Attention. Combining Attributes of Objects and Visual Search. Auditory and Crossmodal Attention. Task Combination and Divided Attention. Automaticity, Skill and Expertise. Selection and Control of Action. The Nature and Function of Consciousness
Elizabeth A. Styles is Lecturer in Psychology at Buckingham Chilterns University College, UK
'The book nicely highlights historical linkages to current research paradigms and guides the reader through increasingly sophisticated content in a very readable way. While offered as an introductory volume it is not too basic and more experienced readers may benefit from the author's interweaving of research and clinical insights. Illustrations, self-assessment questions a glossary and highlighted references for further reading add to its readability and usefulness.' - Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, December 2005