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Attention: From Theory to Practice

Arthur F. Kramer, Douglas A. Wiegmann, and Alex Kirlik


The study of attention in the laboratory has been crucial to understanding the mechanisms that support several different facets of attentional processing: Our ability both to divide attention among multiple tasks and stimuli, and focus it selectively on task-relevant information, while ignoring distracting task-irrelevant information, as well as how top-down and bottom-up factors influence the way that attention is directed within and across modalities. Equally important, however, is research that has attempted to scale up to the real world this empirical work on attention that has traditional ... More

Keywords: attention, attentional processing, multiple tasks, task-relevant information, task-irrelevant information, Christopher Wickens

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Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780195305722
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305722.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Arthur F. Kramer, author
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Douglas A. Wiegmann, author
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Alex Kirlik, author
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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Part I Toward a Practical View of Attention: Theoretical and Methodological Issues

Part II Emerging Issues in Applied Attention Theory

Part III Attention and Driving

Part IV Attention and Aging

Part V Attention and Interface Design

Part VI Attention and Training

Part VII Future Directions