Converging Operations in the Study of Visual Selective Attention

Pages: 545
Item #: 4318430
ISBN: 978-1-55798-329-9
List Price: $9.95
Member/Affiliate Price: $9.95
Copyright: 1996
Format: Hardcover
Note: This book is out of print and no longer available for purchase.

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.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors


—Gordon D. Logan, Michael G. H. Coles, and Arthur F. Kramer

  1. Formal Models of Visual Attention: A Tutorial Review
    —Claus Bundesen
  2. Attentional Capture in Vision
    —Steven Yantis
  3. Facilitatory and Inhibitory Aspects of Attention
    —W. Trammell Neill and Leslie A. Valdes
  4. 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
  5. Visual Attention: Converging Operations From Neurology and Psychology
    —Robert Rafal
  6. What Can Visual Neglect and Extinction Reveal About the Extent of "Preattentive" Processing?
    —Jon Driver
  7. Processing Visual Information in an Unattended Location
    —Richard M. Shiffrin, David Diller, and Asher Cohen
  8. Extending Guided Search: Why Guided Search Needs a Preattentive "Item Map"
    —Jeremy M. Wolfe
  9. When Knowledge Does Not Help: Limitations on the Flexibility of Attentional Control
    —Charles L. Folk and Roger W. Remington
  10. Perceptual Selectivity for Color and Form: On the Nature of the Interference Effect
    —Jan Theeuwes
  11. Novel Pop-Out, Perceptual Inhibition, and the Stability–Plasticity Dilemma
    —William A Johnston, Irene S. Schwarting, and Kevin J. Hawley
  12. Distinguishing Between Inhibition-Based and Episodic Retrieval-Based Accounts of Negative Priming
    —Steven P. Tipper and Bruce Milliken
  13. Competitive Mechanisms of Selection by Space and Object: A Neuropsychological Approach
    —Glyn W. Humphreys, Andrew Olson, Cristina Romani, and M. Jane Riddoch
  14. Object-Based Visual Selection and the Principle of Uniform Connectedness
    —Arthur F. Kramer and Stephen E. Watson
  15. Top-Down Control of Reference Frame Alignment in Directing Attention From Cue to Target
    —Gordon D. Logan
  16. Selective Attention Operates at Two Processing Loci
    —James C. Johnston, Robert S. McCann, and Roger W. Remington
  17. Selective Attention as a Computational Function
    —A. H. C. van der Heijden
  18. Selective Attention and Internal Constraints: There Is More to the Flanker Effect Than Biased Contingencies
    —J. Toby Mordkoff
  19. Decision Competition and Response Competition: Two Main Factors in the Flanker Compatibility Effect
    —Juan Botella

Author Index

Subject Index

About the Editors

Editor Bios

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.