Accession Number:

ADA235003

Title:

Neural Mechanisms of Attention

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept. 1 Aug 1989-31 Jul 1990

Corporate Author:

JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV BALTIMORE MD DEPT OF PSYCHOLOGY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

Assessment of attention in animals provides information about the neural mechanisms involved in attention, which can help develop computational and cognitive models that describe in detail the systematic steps mediating different types of attention. In order to increase the applicability of the results from these experiments to those of humans, the behavioral testing procedures have been designed to be as similar as possible to those used for humans. The initial behavioral experiments indicate strong operational and psychological validity of these tests of attention, providing the opportunity to pursue the neural mechanisms in the subsequent funding period.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE