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Attention in a social world

Author: Michael I Posner
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©2012.
Series: Oxford series in social cognition and social neuroscience.
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The study of attention is central to psychology. In this work, Michael Posner, a pioneer in attention research, presents the science of attention in a larger social context, which includes our ability to voluntarily choose and act upon an object of thought. The volume is based on fifty years of research involving behavioral, imaging, developmental, and genetic methods. It describes three brain networks of attention  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael I Posner
ISBN: 9780199791217 019979121X
OCLC Number: 744297044
Description: xx, 195 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
The attention system of the human brain --
The alerting network --
Orienting of attention --
Executive network and self-regulation --
Development of attention networks --
Attention and society --
Concluding remarks --
Index.
Series Title: Oxford series in social cognition and social neuroscience.
Responsibility: Michael I. Posner.
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This volume summarizes the research on the brain mechanisms of attention, especially those from human imaging studies. Michael I. Posner places this research in the context of human development,  Read more...

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Posner views attention as an organ system with its own functional anatomy, circuitry, and cellular structure. This approach promises to sketch out the evolutionary and developmental basis of a Read more...

 
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