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Orienting of Attention*
  • M. Posner
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The Quarterly journal of experimental psychology
  • 1 February 1980
Bartlett viewed thinking as a high level skill exhibiting ballistic properties that he called its “point of no return”. This paper explores one aspect of cognition through the use of a simple modelExpand
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Testing the Efficiency and Independence of Attentional Networks
In recent years, three attentional networks have been defined in anatomical and functional terms. These functions involve alerting, orienting, and executive attention. Reaction time measures can beExpand
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Components of visual orienting
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The attention system of the human brain.
Illustration de trois fonctions principales qui sont predominantes dans l'etude de l'intervention de l'attention dans les processus cognitifs: 1) orientation vers des evenements sensoriels; 2)Expand
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Attention and the detection of signals.
Detection of a visual signal requires information to reach a system capable of eliciting arbitrary responses required by the experimenter. Detection latencies are reduced when subjects receive a cueExpand
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The Brain and Emotion
  • M. Posner
  • Psychology
  • Nature Medicine
  • 1 June 1999
In 1938, B. F. Skinner proposed that all of behavior reflects reaction to rewards and punishments (reinforcers) provided by the environment. He believed that the voluntary behavior of organisms isExpand
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The attention system of the human brain: 20 years after.
Here, we update our 1990 Annual Review of Neuroscience article, "The Attention System of the Human Brain." The framework presented in the original article has helped to integrate behavioral, systems,Expand
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Development of attentional networks in childhood
Recent research in attention has involved three networks of anatomical areas that carry out the functions of orienting, alerting and executive control (including conflict monitoring). There have beenExpand
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Short-term meditation training improves attention and self-regulation
Recent studies suggest that months to years of intensive and systematic meditation training can improve attention. However, the lengthy training required has made it difficult to use randomExpand
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Localization of a Neural System for Error Detection and Compensation
Gehring, Goss, Coles, Meyer, and Donchin (1993) have reported electrophysiological evidence for a brain mechanism dedicated to monitoring performance and compensating for errors (see alsoExpand
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