References

Allport, D.A. (1987) ‘Selection for action: some behavioural and neurophysiological considerations of attention and action’, in Heuer, H. And Sanders, A.F. (eds) Perspectives on Perception and Action, Hillsdale, NJ, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
Baylis, G.C., Driver, J., Baylis, L. and Rafal, R.D. (1994) ‘Reading of letters and words in a patient with Balint's syndrome’, Neuropsychological<
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Further reading

Styles, E.A. (1997) The Psychology of Attention, Hove, Psychology Press. A very readable textbook, which covers and extends the topics introduced in this unit.

Pashler, H. (ed.) (1998) Attention, Hove, Psychology Press. An edited book, with contributors from North America and the UK. Topics are dealt with in rather more depth than in the Styles book.

Introduction

For many of us the concept of attention may have rather negative connotations. At school we were told to pay attention, making us all too aware that it was not possible to listen to the teacher while at the same time being lost in more interesting thoughts. Neither does it seem possible to listen effectively to two different things at the same time. How many parents with young children would love to be able to do that! One could be excused for feeling that evolution has let us down by failing
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References

Barnes, P. (1985) E206 Personality, Development and Learning, Unit 1, Raising Questions, Milton Keynes, The Open University.
Bradley, B.S. (1989) Visions of Infancy, Cambridge, Polity.
British Psychological Society (2000) Code of Conduct, Ethical Principles and Guidelines, Leicester, British Psychological Society.
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