Puppets, robots, critics, and actors within a taxonomy of attention for developmental disorders

  title={Puppets, robots, critics, and actors within a taxonomy of attention for developmental disorders},
  author={Maureen Dennis and Katia Joanne Sinopoli and Jack M. Fletcher and Russell J. Schachar},
  journal={Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society},
  pages={673 - 690}
This review proposes a new taxonomy of automatic and controlled attention. The taxonomy distinguishes among the role of the attendee (puppet and robot, critic and actor), the attention process (stimulus orienting vs. response control), and the attention operation (activation vs. inhibition vs. adjustment), and identifies cognitive phenotypes by which attention is overtly expressed. We apply the taxonomy to four childhood attention disorders: attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, spina… 
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