Effortless Attention A New Perspective in the Cognitive Science of Attention and Action (Hardcover)
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|The phenomena of effortless attention and action and the challenges they pose to current cognitive models of attention and action.|
From the Publisher:
Attention and action require effort, and the expectation is that under normal circumstances effort increases as one meets rising demands. Sometimes, however, attention and action seem to flow effortlessly despite high demands. Although the phenomena of effortless attention and action have been observed across a range of normal activities—ranging from rock climbing to chess playing—fundamental questions about the cognitive science of effortlessness have gone largely unasked. This book explores those questions.
Starting from the premise that the phenomena of effortless attention and action provide an opportunity to test current models of attention and action, the contributors examine such topics as effort as a cognitive resource, the role of effort in decision-making, the neurophysiology of effortless action, the neurophysiological correlates of Zen enlightenment experience, how to study flow in the lab, effortless action and automaticity, effortless action and expert performance, and the neurophysiology and benefits of attentional training.
Contributors: Joshua M. Ackerman, James H. Austin, John A. Bargh Roy F. Baumeister, Sian L. Beilock, Chris Blais, Matthew M. Botvinick, Brian Bruya, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, Marci S. DeCaro, Arne Dietrich, Yuri Dormashev, Laszlo Harmat, Bernhard Hommel, Rebecca Lewthwaite, Orjan de Manzano, Joseph T. McGuire, Brian P. Meier, Arlen C. Moller, Jeanne Nakamura, Michael I. Posner, Mary K. Rothbart, M. R. Rueda, Brandon J. Schmeichel, Edward Slingerland, Oliver Stoll, Yiyuan Tang, Tores Theorell, Fredrik Ullen, Gabriele Wulf
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