Originally published in 1992, this book presents original psychophysiological research based on computerized techniques of recording and evaluating event-related brain potentials. The application of multichannel magnetoencephalography greatly contributes to exact localization of corresponding neuronal generators responsible for attention. The book contains a bulk of information concerning data obtained by cognitive psychology in the area of study of attention. These results are closely linked with neurophysiological investigation of attention.
Table of Contents
Foreword. Preface. 1. Introduction: What is Attention? 2. Attention and Automaticity in Information Processing 3. Measurement of Brain Activity Underlying Information Processing 4. Event-Related Potentials and Automatic Information Processing 5. Magnetoencephalography (MEG) and Automatic Processing 6. Attention and Event-Related Potentials 7. MEG Studies of Attention 8. Regional Cerebral Blood-Flow (rCBF) and Metabolic Studies of Selective Attention 9. Concluding Discussion. References. Author Index. Subject Index.
Risto Kalervo Näätänen is a psychological scientist, pioneer in the field of cognitive neuroscience, and known worldwide as one of the discoverers of the electrophysiological mismatch negativity. He has been a much-cited social scientist and one of the few individuals appointed permanent Academy Professor of the Academy of Finland. He retired in 2007, retaining a title of Academy Professor emeritus of the Academy of Finland. Since 2007, he has been a professor at the University of Tartu.