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A current theory of attention posits that several micro-indices of attentional vigilance are dependent on activation of the locus coeruleus, a brainstem nucleus that regulates cortical norepinephrine activity (Aston-Jones et al., 1999). This theory may account for many findings in the infant literature, while highlighting important new areas for research(More)
Synchrony, or the coordinated processing of time, is an often-overlooked yet critical context for human interaction. This study tests the relationship between the ability to synchronize rhythmically in a group setting with the ability to attend in 102 elementary schoolchildren. Impairments in temporal processing have frequently been shown to exist in(More)
The social sciences are struggling to understand the dynamics of social groups as complex systems (Strogatz, 2001). How do individuals adapt their behaviors in the presence of others? How do they learn patterns of social information? Answering such questions requires theoretical frameworks and predictive models that are closely fitted to empirical(More)
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