Orienting of Attention*
- M. Posner
- PsychologyQuarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology
- 1 February 1980
This paper explores one aspect of cognition through the use of a simple model task in which human subjects are asked to commit attention to a position in visual space other than fixation by orienting a covert mechanism that seems sufficiently time locked to external events that its trajectory can be traced across the visual field in terms of momentary changes in the efficiency of detecting stimuli.
Testing the Efficiency and Independence of Attentional Networks
- Jin Fan, Bruce D. McCandliss, T. Sommer, A. Raz, M. Posner
- Psychology, BiologyJournal of Cognitive Neuroscience
- 1 April 2002
A study with 40 normal adult subjects indicates that the ANT produces reliable single subject estimates of alerting, orienting, and executive function, and further suggests that the efficiencies of these three networks are uncorrelated.
Cognitive and emotional influences in anterior cingulate cortex
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)…
Attention and the detection of signals.
- M. Posner, C. R. Snyder, B. J. Davidson
- Psychology, BiologyJournal of Experimental Psychology
- 1 June 1980
These results appear to provide an important model system for the study of the relationship between attention and the structure of the visual system, and it is found that attention shifts are not closely related to the saccadic eye movement system.
The attention system of the human brain: 20 years after.
The framework presented in the original article has helped to integrate behavioral, systems, cellular, and molecular approaches to common problems in attention research and has led to increased understanding of aspects of pathology and to some new interventions.
Development of attentional networks in childhood
The Brain and Emotion
- M. Posner
- Psychology, BiologyNature Network Boston
- 1 June 1999
Edmund Rolls’ book provides a particularly strong treatment of frontal cortical areas and even of the lateralization involved in the coordination of emotion in relation to cognition, a topic that has been explored somewhat in two other recent books on emotion.
The neuroscience of mindfulness meditation
Research over the past two decades broadly supports the claim that mindfulness meditation exerts beneficial effects on physical and mental health, and cognitive performance, but the underlying neural mechanisms remain unclear.