In G. Marchetti, G. Benedetti & A. Alharbi (eds.), Attantion and Meaning. The Attentional Basis of Meaning. Nova Science Publishers. pp. 133-150 (2015)

Andrew And Alexander Fingelkurts
BM-Science - Brain and Mind Technologies Research Centre
Despite the fact that attention is a core property of all perceptual and cognitive operations, our understanding of its neurophysiological mechanisms is far from complete. There are many theoretical models that try to fill this gap in knowledge, though practically all of them concentrate only on either involuntary (bottom-up) or voluntarily (top-down) aspect of attention. At the same time, both aspects of attention are rather integrated in the living brain. In this chapter we attempt to conceptualise both aspects of attentional state within the theory of Operational Architectonics of brain and mind functioning, which provides a plausible theoretical basis for neurophysiological understanding of how attention is brought to existence in the living brain.
Keywords involuntary (bottom-up) attention  voluntarily (top-down) attention  Operational Architectonics (OA) theory  neuronal assmeblies  rapid transitional processes (RTP)  operational modules (OM)  breakpoints of attention
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