Attentional control and the self: The Self-Attention Network (SAN)

  title={Attentional control and the self: The Self-Attention Network (SAN)},
  author={G. Humphreys and J. Sui},
  journal={Cognitive Neuroscience},
  pages={17 - 5}
  • G. Humphreys, J. Sui
  • Published 2016
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Although there is strong evidence that human decision-making is frequently self-biased, it remains unclear whether self-biases mediate attention. Here we review evidence on the relations between self-bias effects in decision-making and attention. We ask: Does self-related information capture attention? Do self-biases modulate pre-attentive processes or do they depend on attentional resources being available? We review work on (1) own-name effects, (2) own-face effects, and (3) self-biases in… CONTINUE READING
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