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Cognitive Neuroscience of Attention

2nd Edition

Edited by Michael I. Posner

© 2012 – Guilford Press

514 pages

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About the Book

This authoritative reference provides a comprehensive examination of the nature and functions of attention and its relationship to broader cognitive processes. The editor and contributors are leading experts who review the breadth of current knowledge, including behavioral, neuroimaging, cellular, and genetic studies, as well as developmental and clinical research. Chapters are brief yet substantive, offering clear presentations of cutting-edge concepts, methods, and findings. The book addresses the role of attention deficits in psychological disorders and normal aging and considers the implications for intervention and prevention. It includes 85 illustrations.
New to This Edition
*Significant updates and many new chapters reflecting major advances in the field.
*Important breakthroughs in neuroimaging and cognitive modeling.
*Chapters on the development of emotion regulation and temperament.
*Expanded section on disorders, including up-to-date coverage of ADHD as well as chapters on psychopathy and autism.
*Chapters on cognitive training and rehabilitation.


"Posner, the world’s foremost expert on attention, has assembled an all-star team of scientists covering the whole range of cognitive neuroscience research into attention. No stone is left unturned - from discrete working memory slots to frontal and cingulate neural circuits, from resting-state networks to temperament, genetics, and education, the reader is exposed to all of the concepts and findings that count in this rapidly evolving field. Any student or researcher who reads these concise, pithy chapters will be taken to the forefront of contemporary knowledge." - Stanislas Dehaene, Professor at Collège de France and Director, INSERM-CEA Cognitive Neuroimaging Unit, France

Table of Contents

M.I. Posner, Progress in Attention Research. Part 1. Cognitive Science. R.M. Klein, M.A. Lawrence, On the Modes and Domains of Attention. L. Huang, H. Pashler, Boolean Map Approach to Visual Attention. H. Wang, X. Liu, J. Fan, Symbolic and Connectionist Models of Attention. G.W. Humphreys, E. Mavritsaki, Models of Visual Search: From Abstract Function to Biological Constraint. L.J. Fuentes, A.B. Vivas, L.K. Langley, Q. Chen,C. González-Salinas, Inhibitory Mechanisms in the Attentional Networks: A Multidisciplinary Approach. C.S. Carter, M.K. Krug, Dynamic Cognitive Control and Frontal-Cingulate Interactions. E.F. Ester, E.K. Vogel, E. Awh, Discrete Resource Limits in Attention and Working Memory. Part 2. Imaging. G.L. Shulman, M. Corbetta, Two Attentional Networks: Identification and Function within a Larger Cognitive Architecture. L. Reddy, N. Kanwisher, Clutter and Attention in Multivoxel Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging. J. Duncan, T. Manly, A Frontoparietal Attention System in Human and Monkey Brain: Constructing and Assembling the Fragments of Thought and Behavior. A.C. Nobre, G. Rohenkohl, M.G. Stokes, Nervous Anticipation: Top-Down Biasing across Space and Time. B.D. McCandliss, Microstructural Properties of White Matter Tracts Are Linked to the Efficiency of Specific Attention Networks. S.K. Andersen, M.M. Müller, S.A. Hillyard, Tracking the Allocation of Attention in Visual Scenes with Steady-State Evoked Potentials. Part 3. Neuroscience. G.F. Woodman, C.E. Schroeder, Using Nonhuman Primates to Study the Micro- and Macro-Dynamics of Neural Mechanisms of Attention. E.K. Miller, T.J. Buschman, Top-Down Control of Attention by Rhythmic Neural Computations. J.D. Schall, K.G. Thompson, Neural Mechanisms of Saccade Target Selection: Evidence for a Stage Theory of Attention and Action. T. Moore, B. Burrows, K.M. Armstrong, R.J. Schafer, M.H. Chang, Neural Circuits Controlling Visual Attention. D.C. Rowland, C.G. Kentros, Attentional Modulation of the Firing Patterns of Hippocampal Neurons. Part 4. Development. D.A. Fair, N.U.F. Dosenbach, S.E. Petersen, B.L. Schlaggar, Resting State Studies on the Development of Control Systems. A. Berger, C. Buchman, T. Green-Bleier, Development of Error Detection. M.A. Bell, S.D. Calkins, Attentional Control and Emotion Regulation in Early Development. K. Deater-Deckard, Z. Wang, Development of Temperament and Attention: Behavioral Genetic Approaches. Part 5. Deficits. B.J. Casey, M. Riddle, Typical and Atypical Development of Attention. J. Townsend, B. Keehn, M. Westerfield, "Abstraction of Mind": Attention in Autism. G. Bush, Cingulate-Frontal-Parietal Function in Health and Disease. M. Arcos-Burgos, M. Muenke, Understanding Attention through Evolutionary and Epidemiological Genetics: Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder as an Extreme Phenotypic Variant. K.R. Ridderinkhof, W.P.M. van den Wildenberg, S.A. Wylie, Action Control in Times of Conflict: Analysis of Reaction Time Distributions in Healthy and Clinical Populations. J.P. Newman, A.R. Baskin-Sommers, Early Selective Attention Abnormalities in Psychopathy: Implications for Self-Regulation. T.J. Simon, S.J. Luck, Attentional Impairments in Children with Chromosome 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome. R.G. O'Connell, I.H. Robertson, Training the Brain: Nonpharmacological Approaches to Stimulating Cognitive Plasticity. T. Klingberg, Training of Working Memory and Attention.

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