Self-Alert Training: volitional modulation of autonomic arousal improves sustained attention.

  title={Self-Alert Training: volitional modulation of autonomic arousal improves sustained attention.},
  author={Redmond G. O'Connell and Mark A. Bellgrove and Paul M. Dockree and Adam Lau and Michael Fitzgerald and Ian H. Robertson},
  volume={46 5},
The present study examines a new alertness training strategy (Self-Alert Training, SAT) designed to explore the relationship between the top-down control processes governing arousal and sustained attention. In order to maximally target frontal control systems SAT combines a previously validated behavioural self-alerting technique [Robertson, I. H., Tegner, R., Tham, K., Lo, A., & Nimmo-Smith, I. (1995). Sustained attention training for unilateral neglect: Theoretical and rehabilitation… CONTINUE READING
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