Table of contents : List of Illustrations. Acknowledgements. Introduction. Attention and Pattern Recognition. What is Attention? How is Attention Studied? What are Pattern and Face Recognition? How are Pattern and Face Recognition Studied? The Information Processing Approach. Summary. Focused Attention. Introduction. Focused Attention - Early Research. Broadbent's Theory - the Filter Model. Treisman's Theory - the Attenuator Model. Deutsch and Deutsch - the Pertinence Model. Early or Late Selection? Evaluation of Single Channel Models. Summary. Divided Attention. Introduction. Dual Task Experiments. Kahneman - Central Capacity Theory. Norman and Bobrow- Central Capacity Interference Theory. Multiple Channel Theories. Allport - Modules of Attention. Navon and Gopher - Multiple Resource Theory. Single or Multiple Processors? Summary. Automatic Processing and Action Slips. Introduction. Automatic Processing. Shiffrin and Schneider's Theory. Norman and Shallice's Theory. Automaticity or Memory? - The Instance Theory. Action Slips. Studies of Action Slips. Theories of Action Slips. Applying Theories of Action Slips. Summary. Pattern Recognition. Introduction. Template Matching Theories. Feature Detection Theories. Prototype Theories. Pattern Recognition: An Integrated View. The Role of Context and Expectations in Pattern Recognition. Summary. Face Recognition. Introduction. Studies of Face Recognition. Bruce and Young's Model. Burton, Bruce and Johnson's Model. Face Recognition in 'Real Life'. Summary. Study Aids. Improving your Essay-writing Skills. Practice Essay 1. Practice Essay 2. Key Research Summary 1 - Allport et al (1972). Key Research Summary 2 - Schneider and Shiffrin (1977). Key Research Summary 3 - Hubel (1963). Key Research Summary 4 - Young et al (1985). Glossary. References. Index.
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