Neuroscience 6e Chapter 29 Outline

Attention

Overview

Attention as “Selective” Processing

Endogenous versus Exogenous Attention

Covert Attention

Attention across Sensory Modalities

Evidence for a Brain System That Controls Attention

Evidence from Neurological Patients: Hemispatial Neglect Syndrome

Other Brain Regions That Affect Attention

BOX 29A Attention and the Frontal Eye Fields

Evidence from Normal Subjects

CLINICAL APPLICATIONS: Balint’s Syndrome

Studies in Non-Human Primates

Problems with the Concept of Attention as Executive Control

Alternative Interpretations of Attention