Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The Neuroscience of Attention
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

The Neuroscience of Attention: Attentional Control and Selection

George R. Mangun

Abstract

The ability to attend selectively to events in the world around us is a core cognitive function. It prevents distraction and enables humans and animals to dedicate perceptual, cognitive, and motor resources to deal with the most pressing current challenges. When attention systems of the brain are damaged by disease or trauma, the impact for the individual and society can be significant, and therefore, understanding the neural mechanisms of attention is a central goal in neuroscience. In addition, understanding how attention mechanisms operate is critical for advancing the important mission of ... More

Keywords: cognitive function, perceptual resources, cognitive resources, motor resources, disease, trauma, attention mechanisms, attentional control, attentional selection, emotion

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780195334364
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195334364.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

George R. Mangun, editor

Subscriber Login

Forgotten your password?