This volume provides a highly integrated view of attention-related events, taking the reader from individual molecular interactions through the regulation of neuronal circuits to our higher order capacity for selective amplification of particular information.
Neuroscientists, psychologists, psychiatrists and other professionals dealing with psychiatric illnesses such as ADHD, autism, and schizophrenia will find this volume a useful addition to their library.
Foreword. Acknowledgements. 1. The gift of attention. 2. A molecular basis for attention. 3. How dopamine receptors work. 4. The dopamine D4 receptor. 5. D4 receptor-mediated solid-state signaling. 6. Interneurons, D4 receptors and attention. 7. Attention-based learning. 8. Awareness, attention and the detection of novelty. 9. Attention and metabolism. 10. The effect of drugs on attention. 11. Attention-deficit hyperactivity. 12. Schizophrenia. 13. Autism. 14. Other psychiatric disorders. 15. An evolutionary perspective. 16. The gift of wisdom. References.