Originally published in 1988, in several respects this book is a tribute to the outstanding career of the late Donald B. Lindsley (1907-2003) who, over a span of more than 55 years, had contributed greatly to the development of research in the fields of neurophysiology, psychophysiology, and experimental psychology. The impetus for the book was a conference held at UCLA to honor Professor Lindsley for his numerous and significant contributions to psychology. The chapters of this book have been written by Professor Lindsley’s colleagues and co-workers, and by former students and postdoctoral fellows. The introductory chapter, written by Lindsley himself, tells of 2000 years of "pondering". The chapter is a discussion of the lengthy history of neurophysiology, psychophysiology, and behaviour. Many of the topics mentioned in this chapter are subsequently presented in the book as reports of ongoing research in the field.
Table of Contents
Contributors. Preface. Section 1: Historical Introduction 1. Two Thousand Years of Pondering Brain and Behavior D. B. Lindsley Section 2: Neural Control 2. Modes of Control Over Sensory and Motor Events in a Simple System F. B. Krasne 3. Reticular Lessons Supress Experimental Tremor in Monkeys F. Velasco and M. Velasco 4. Forebrain Lesions Produce Sensory Neglect and Supress Spindles and Seizures D. M. Feeney 5. Further Investigation of Polysensory Responses in the Posterior Thalamic Association Nuclei of Cats F. C. Huang 6. Brainstem-Limbic Systems and Behavior C. L. Wilson, N. Hirasuna, and D. B. Lindsley 7. Regulation of Cardiac Vulnerability by the Frontal Cortex: A New Concept of Cannon’s Cerebral Defense Mechanism J. E. Skinner Section 3: Neural Substrates of Visual Discrimination 8. Perceptual Suppression in Strabismic Cats C. K. Peck 9. Visual Evoked Potentials: Isolation of Cortical Sub-Populations Narrowly Tuned to Spatial Frequency K. Nakayama, P. Apkarian, M. Mackeben and C.W. Tyler 10. The Human Albino: Averaged Visual Evoked Potential Study of Abnormal Visual Pathways J. R. Coleman and C. F. Sydnor Section 4: Neural Substrates of Attention 11. Studies in the Neuropsychology of Attention Impairment: Human Symptoms and Animals Models A. F. Mirsky and C. Ray 12. Pupillomteric Signs of Selective Attention in Man J. Beatty 13. Regional Cerebral Blood-Flow: Supplement to Event-Related Potential Studies of Selective Attention R. Näätänen 14. Relationship Between Unilateral Neglect and Sensory Extinction A.S. Schwartz, P. Marchok and C. Kreinick 15. The Nonspecific Intralaminar System of the Thalamus and Visual Attention M. Schlag-Rey and J. Schlag Section 5: Latencies and Motor Performance 16. After a Rash Action: Latency and Amplitude of the P300 Following Fast Guesses E. Donchin, G. Gratton, D. Dupree and M. Coles 17. Human Respiratory Reaction Times R. Lansing, L. Meyerink and J. Thomas 18. Visual Temporal Integration for Simple Reaction Time M. L. Kietzman, E. Shapiro and G. E. Bruder 19. Verbal-Manual Time Sharing and EEG Asymmetry in Mentally Retarded Individuals G.C. Galbraith and J. Gliddon Section 6: Neural Substrates of Development 20. The Interplay of Theory, Research and Application in Developmental Psychobiology G. H. Rose 21. Environmental Influences Upon the Development of the Golden Hamster’s Visual System L. M. Chalupa and R.W. Rhoades 22. Nervous System Development and Pattern Preference in Infants D. S. Woodruff-Pak and K.M. Gerrity Section 7: Higher Cognitive Processes 23. Learning and Motivation, a Historical Overview R. F. Thompson and S. D. Berry 24. Need-Information Interaction of Brain Structures P. V. Siminov 25. Cerebral Processing and Cognitive Functioning in Reading Disability M. Friedman, V. Welch, I. Fried and G. Marsh 26. Language Laterality, Sex and Stuttering: Event-Related Potentials (ERP) to Contextual Meaning W. S. Brown, J. T. Marsh, R. E. Ponsford and L. E. Travis 27. Evoked Potentials Related to Decision Confidence J. W. Rohrbaugh, L. M. Chalupa and D. B. Lindsley 28. An Interpretation of Human Classical Conditioning of Electrodermal Activity I. Maltzman and M. Pendery 29. A Possible Central Nervous System Correlate (CNV Amplitude) of Relatively High Social Status P. R. Barchas, W. S. Jose II, B. Payne, B. S. Kopell and W. T. Roth. Appendix A: Vitae of Donald B. Lindsley. Appendix B: Students and Fellows of Donald B. Lindsley. Appendix C: Publications of Donald B. Lindsley. Author Index. Subject Index.
G. C. Galbraith, M. L. Kietzman, E. Donchin