chapter  9
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Physiological research on attention mechanisms

We now turn to consider the extent to which it is possible to relate the behavioural experiments which we have discussed to the findings of neurophysiological research into attention. Three extensive reviews have recently appeared, by Horn (1965), Hernandez-Peon (1966) and Worden (1967). Worden is concerned with a particular problem: whether there is 'gating' of information at the cochlear nucleus. Hernandez-Peon's review is entirely concerned with the work of his group. Horn provides the most wide-ranging collection of physiological data of the three.