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Attention and Brain Function

1st Edition

By Risto Näätänen


512 pages

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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.

About the Author

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.

About the Series

Psychology Library Editions: Neuropsychology

Neuropsychology is the study of the relationship between behaviour, emotion, and cognition on the one hand, and brain function on the other. Psychology Library Editions: Neuropsychology (12 Volume set) presents titles, originally published between 1981 and 1993, covering a variety of areas within neuropsychology, a relatively new discipline at the time, as it firmly established itself within the field of psychology. It includes contributions from well-respected academics, many still active in neuropsychology today.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Neuropsychology