Part of the "Wiley Psychophysiology Handbooks" series, this book describes the application of psychophysiology techniques to the study of human cognition. The editors have brought together a series of researchers who deal with serial, parallel and capacity models of information processing, attention, motor processing, mnemonic processing, language, cognitive development and aging. Through the volume, theoretical issues are explored using central and autonomonic indices. The book keeps theoretical issues to the fore but is closely based on research results.
Part 1 Chrono-psychophsiology of information processing: mental chrometry augmented by physiological time markers, M.van der Molen et al. Part 2 Capacity views of human information processing: central nervous system, active attention and localized, selective orienting, S.Hackley and F.Graham. Part 4 Motor preparation: preparation for action, J.Brener and J.Requin. Part 5 Mnemonic information processing: memory and autonomic activity - the role of the autonomic orienting response, D.Siddle and J.S.Packer; the use of event-related brain potentials in the study of memory - is P300 a measure of event distinctiveness?, E.Donchin and M.Fabiani; orienting, P300 and memory - commentary. Part 6 Language by eye: behavioural, and psycho-physiological approaches to reading, I.Fischler and G.E.Raney. Part 7 The development of information processing: mechanisms of selective processing in development - evidence from studies of reflex modification, B.Anthony; the endogenous event related potential scalp-recorded brain potentials and their relationship to cognitive development; development of processing control mechanisms - the interplay of sub-cortical and cortical components, D.Friedman. Part 8 The ageing information processing system: event related potentials in the study of ageing - sensory and psychological processes, M.Schroeder, et al; autonomic nervous system indices, J.Jennings and N.Yovetich; integration.