Attentional Processing: The Brain's Art of Mindfulness (Perspectives in Cognitive Neuroscience)

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The familiar experience of attention - the emphasis on a particular mental activity so that it "fills the mind" - has been subjected to much scientific inquiry since the 1970s. This text provides a systematic view of the attention process as it occurs in everyday perception, thinking and action. Drawing from a variety of research methods and findings from cognitive psychology, neurobiology and computer science, it presents a synthesis of current knowledge about attentional processing. It explores how we are able to restrict the input of extraneous and confusing information or prepare to process a future stimulus in order to take effective action. As well as describing the pathways in the cortex presumed to be involved in attentional processing, the text examines the hypothesis that two subcortical structures, the superior colliculus and the thalamus, contain circuit mechanisms that embody an algorithm of attention. In addition, it discusses various ways of posing the problem, from an information-processing description of how attention works to a consideration of some of the cognitive and behavioural consequences of the brain's computations, such as desiring, judging, imaging and remembering. This text integrates contributions from several fields of neuroscience, bringing together the latest efforts to solve the puzzle of attention: how it works, how it is modulated, what its benefits are and how it is expressed in the brain.

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�"Attentional Processing"� provides an excellent review of research on visual attention. Together with his model of neural mechanisms of visual attention, the author also presents important principles that might be generalised to research of neural mechanisms of many other cognitive functions. -- Kimmo Alho "European Journal of Cognitive Psychology" [ Attentional Processing ] provides an excellent review of research on visual attention. Together with his model of neural mechanisms of visual attention, the author also presents important principles that might be generalised to research of neural mechanisms of many other cognitive functions. LaBerge's lucid study...is highly informative and very readable. LaBerge does full justice to the neurobiological, behavioural and subjective complexities of attention. -- Adam Zeman "Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry" A book on visual attention that will be accessible and interesting to a broad audience, from students doing their first project in cognitive science, to accomplished researchers in the field. -- Lew B. Stelmac "Canadian Journal of Pyschology" ["Attentional Processing"] provides an excellent review of research on visual attention. Together with his model of neural mechanisms of visual attention, the author also presents important principles that might be generalised to research of neural mechanisms of many other cognitive functions. -- Kimmo Alho "European Journal of Cognitive Psychology" This book provides a thoroughgoing treatment of the topic of attention...The author is widely regarded for his contributions to research and theory on attention; this book is yet another strong contribution, providing an account of attentional processes and findings that brings together psychological and physiological accounts of attention in a unified theoretical statement. A very well written and nicely produced work, and a strong contribution to work in the cognitive sciences, written in a style that will communicate both to practitioners and a broad audience. -- K.F. Widaman "Choice"

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David LaBerge is Professor of Cognitive Sciences and Psychology, University of California, Irvine.

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