Scholl, B. J. (Ed.) (2002). Objects and attention. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
This is a book version of a special issue of Cognition published in 2001 (vol. 80, #1-2), edited by Brian Scholl. Below are a list of the articles from this special issue, all of which appear as chapters in the book. The list below cites the original journal-article version of each paper.
Jacket Blurb from MIT Press
One of the most important and controversial topics in the field of visual attention is the nature of the units of attentional selection. Traditional models have characterized attention in spatial terms, as a 'spotlight' that moves around the visual field, applying processing resources to whatever falls within that spatial region. Recent models of attention, in contrast, suggest that in some cases the underlying units of selection are discrete visual objects and that attention may be limited by the number of objects that can be simultaneously selected.
Objects and Attention explores the idea that attention and objecthood are intimately and importantly related. In addition to reviewing the evidence for object-based attention and exploring what can 'count' as an object of attention, it examines how such issues relate to other sensory modalities, such as auditory objects of attention, and to other areas of cognitive science, such as the infant's object concept. The book has applications to work in experimental cognitive psychology, neuropsychology and cognitive neuroscience, philosophy of mind, developmental psychology, computer modelling, and the psychology of audition.
Table of Contents
- Scholl, B. J. (2001). Objects and attention: The state of the art. Cognition, 80(1/2), 1-46.
- Cavanagh, P., Labianca, A., & Thornton, I. (2001). Attention-based visual routines: Sprites. Cognition, 80(1/2), 47-60.
- Driver, J., Davis, G., Russell, C., Turatto, M., & Freeman, E. (2001). Segmentation, attention, and phenomenal visual objects. Cognition, 80(1/2), 61-95.
- Kubovy, M., & Van Valkenburg, D. (2001). Auditory and visual objects. Cognition, 80(1/2), 97-126
- Pylyshyn, Z. W. (2001). Visual indexes, preconceptual objects, and situated vision. Cognition, 80(1/2), 127-158.
- Scholl, B. J., Pylyshyn, Z. W., & Feldman, J. (2001). What is a visual object? Evidence from target merging in multiple object tracking. Cognition, 80(1/2), 159-177.
- Carey, S., & Xu, F. (2001). Infant knowledge of objects: Beyond object files and object tracking. Cognition, 80(1/2), 179-213.