Experimental Approaches to Attention, Learning, and Memory

Experimental Approaches to Attention, Learning, and Memory

Axel Mecklinger, Dirk Wentura, Hubert Zimmer, Georg Kerkhoff

Seminar, 2 hours, Monday, 16-18 h, Building A1 7, Room -1.13

The course aims at providing "state-of-the-art" overviews on attention, working memory, learning, longterm memory, including the Clinical Neuropsychology of Attention. In doing so, the PIs emphasize the different perspectives on human cognition – that is, the perspective of paradigm-oriented experimental cognitive psychology, cognitive neuropsychology, and clinical neuropsychology – that mutually corroborate each other. 



27.10. Introduction 

Part 1: Current topics in attention research (Dirk Wentura)
03.11. /  
10.11.  /  17.11. 

Part 2: Current topics in working memory research? (Hubert Zimmer)
/  01.12.  /  08.12.   

Part 3: Current topics in neurocognitive research on learning and memory? (Axel Mecklinger)
05.01. (download PPT slides) 
/ 12.01. (download PPT slides)  /  02.02.       

Part 4: The Clinical Neuropsychology of Attention (Georg Kerkhoff)
/   26.01  /  09.02.  


Further Information

Literature for Georg Kerkhoffs part of the seminar:

19.1.2009: Visual Attention and Visual Neglect (Inattention)
(Corbetta & Shulman, 2002; Peers et al, 2005)

26.1.2009: Multimodal Neglect
(Kerkhoff, 2001, Keller et al, 2005)

9.2.2009: Disorders of Spatial Orientation and dissociation in Spatial Neglect
(Committeri et al, 2007; Perennou et al 2008)



Committeri, Pitzalis, Galati et al (2007) Neural bases of personal and extrapersonal neglect in humans. Brain, 130, 431-441.

Corbetta, M., Shulman, GL (2002) Control of goal-directed and stimulus-driven attention in the brain. Nature Reviews Neuroscience, 3, 201-214.

Kerkhoff, G (2001) Spatial hemineglect in humans. Progress in Neurobiology, 63, 1-27.

Keller, I, Schindler, I, Kerkhoff, G, von Rosen, F, Golz, D (2005) Visuospatial neglect in near and far space: dissocation between line bisection and letter cancellation. Neuropsychologia 43, 724-731.

Peers, P., Ludwig, Rorden, Cusack, Bonfiglioni et al (2005), Attentional functions of parietal and frontal cortex. Cerebral Cortex, 15, 1469-1484.

Perennou, D., Mazibrada, et al (2008) Lateropulsion, pushing, and verticality perception in hemisphere stroke: a causal relationship? Brain 131, 2401-2413.