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Cognitive Neuroscience of Attention

A Developmental Perspective

Edited by John E. Richards

© 1998 – Psychology Press

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This volume describes research and theory concerning the cognitive neuroscience of attention. Filling a key gap, it emphasizes developmental changes that occur in the brain-attention relationship in infants, children, and throughout the lifespan and reviews the literature on attention, development, and underlying neural systems in a comprehensive manner.

Special features include:

* a new model of the neural control of eye movements;

* a developmental perspective on the burgeoning literature on the cognitive neuroscience of attention;

* the integration of ideas, research, and theories across chapters within each section via summary and commentary essays; and

* a summary of the most recent work in the developmental cognitive neuroscience of attention by several of the leading researchers in this field.

Table of Contents

Contents: Preface. Part I: Attention and Eye Movements. P.H. Schiller, The Neural Control of Visually Guided Eye Movements. D. Maurer, T.L. Lewis, Overt Orienting Toward Peripheral Stimuli: Normal Development and Underlying Mechanisms. M.H. Johnson, R.O, Gilmore, G. Csibra, Toward a Computational Model of the Development of Saccade Planning. J.E. Richards, S.K. Hunter, Attention and Eye Movement in Young Infants: Neural Control and Development. L. Hainline, Summary and Commentary: Eye Movements, Attention, and Development. Part II: Orienting to Locations and Objects. R. Rafal, The Neurology of Visual Orienting: A Pathological Disintegration of Development. B.M. Hood, J. Atkinson, O.J. Braddick, Selection-for-Action and the Development of Orienting and Visual Attention. G.C. Baylis, Visual Parsing and Object-Based Attention: A Developmental Perspective. M.A. Bell, Frontal Lobe Function During Infancy: Implications for the Development of Cognition and Attention. M.I. Posner, M.K. Rothbart, Summary and Commentary: Developing Attentional Skills. Part III: Attention, Memory, and Life-Span Changes. C.A. Nelson, D. Dukette, A Cognitive Neuroscience Perspective on the Relation Between Attention and Memory Development. J. Colombo, J.S. Janowsky, A Cognitive Neuroscience Approach to Individual Differences in Infant Cognition. J.T. Enns, D.A. Brodeur, L.M. Trick, Selective Attention Over the Lifespan: Behavioral Measures. H.A. Ruff, Summary and Commentary. Selective Attention: Its Measurement in a Developmental Framework.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PSYCHOLOGY / Neuropsychology