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Attention in a Social World$
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Michael I. Posner

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199791217

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199791217.001.0001

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Orienting of Attention

Orienting of Attention

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(p.49) Chapter 3 Orienting of Attention
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Attention in a Social World
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Michael I. Posner

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199791217.003.0003

This chapter lays out the anatomical basis for a brain system involved in orienting to sensory stimulation. Orienting involves aligning attention with a source of sensory signals. This may be overt, as in eye movements, or covert, without any movement. Orienting can be manipulated by presenting a cue indicating where in space a person should attend, thereby directing attention to the cued location. The results of behavioral studies of orienting, lesion studies, imaging studies, and cellular and molecular genetic studies are discussed.

Keywords:   brain system, sensory stimulation, eye movements, behavioral studies, lesion studies, imaging studies, cellular studies, molecular genetic studies

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