This volume represents the state of the art in research on visual selective attention, with a focus on the broad theme of converging operations. In 19 chapters, prominent scholars in the study of visual attention bring readers up to date on findings made possible over the past 15 years by new research methods and brain-imaging technologies.
Converging Operations in the Study of Visual Selective Attention covers a broad scope of topics—inhibition, top-down and bottom-up control of attention, locus of selection, and representation—in reporting the range of research available from leaders in the field. In documenting these accomplishments, it sets the agenda for future studies.
List of Contributors
—Gordon D. Logan, Michael G. H. Coles, and Arthur F. Kramer
- Formal Models of Visual Attention: A Tutorial Review
- Attentional Capture in Vision
- Facilitatory and Inhibitory Aspects of Attention
—W. Trammell Neill and Leslie A. Valdes
- Neuroimaging Approaches to the Study of Visual Attention: A Tutorial
—Steven A. Hillyard, Lourdes Anllo-Vento, Vincent P. Clark, Hans-Jochen Heinze, Steven J. Luck, and G. Ron Mangun
- Visual Attention: Converging Operations From Neurology and Psychology
- What Can Visual Neglect and Extinction Reveal About the Extent of "Preattentive" Processing?
- Processing Visual Information in an Unattended Location
—Richard M. Shiffrin, David Diller, and Asher Cohen
- Extending Guided Search: Why Guided Search Needs a Preattentive "Item Map"
—Jeremy M. Wolfe
- When Knowledge Does Not Help: Limitations on the Flexibility of Attentional Control
—Charles L. Folk and Roger W. Remington
- Perceptual Selectivity for Color and Form: On the Nature of the Interference Effect
- Novel Pop-Out, Perceptual Inhibition, and the Stability–Plasticity Dilemma
—William A Johnston, Irene S. Schwarting, and Kevin J. Hawley
- Distinguishing Between Inhibition-Based and Episodic Retrieval-Based Accounts of Negative Priming
—Steven P. Tipper and Bruce Milliken
- Competitive Mechanisms of Selection by Space and Object: A Neuropsychological Approach
—Glyn W. Humphreys, Andrew Olson, Cristina Romani, and M. Jane Riddoch
- Object-Based Visual Selection and the Principle of Uniform Connectedness
—Arthur F. Kramer and Stephen E. Watson
- Top-Down Control of Reference Frame Alignment in Directing Attention From Cue to Target
—Gordon D. Logan
- Selective Attention Operates at Two Processing Loci
—James C. Johnston, Robert S. McCann, and Roger W. Remington
- Selective Attention as a Computational Function
—A. H. C. van der Heijden
- Selective Attention and Internal Constraints: There Is More to the Flanker Effect Than Biased Contingencies
—J. Toby Mordkoff
- Decision Competition and Response Competition: Two Main Factors in the Flanker Compatibility Effect
About the Editors
Arthur F. Kramer is Professor of Psychology and Industrial Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign. He received his PhD from the University of Illinois in 1984. He is currently Associate Editor of Perception and Psychophysics and serves on the editorial board of several other major journals. Kramer has published numerous articles and chapters on basic and applied issues in the domains of selective and divided attention, skill acquisition and automaticity, cognition and aging, and human factors.
Michael G. H. Coles is Professor of Psychology at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign. He received his PhD in psychology from the University of Exeter, England, in 1971. He has been President of the Society for Psychophysiological Research and Editor-in-Chief of Psychophysiology. He has written numerous articles on cognitive psychophysiology and has coedited of several books, including Handbook of Cognitive Psychophysiology (1991) and Electrophysiology of Mind (1995).
Gordon D. Logan is Professor of Psychology at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign. He received his PhD from McGill University in 1975. He serves on the editorial board of several major journals. He has published theoretical and empirical articles on attention and automaticity that address basic and applied issues, including the nature of the attention deficit in attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder.