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Attention in the Social World

Michael I. Posner

in Attention in a Social World

Published in print February 2012 | ISBN: 9780199791217
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199932207 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199791217.003.0006

Series: Social Cognition and Social Neuroscience

Attention in the Social World

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The social world consists of many institutions in which the ability to regulate our individual behavior in accordance with social demands is of paramount importance. This chapter examines some of the crucial issues of how attention operates in this social world. It first considers pathologies that involve attention and then looks at the role of attention in the education system. Finally, it considers the significance of attention to a number of longstanding issues in cognitive and social neuroscience.

Keywords: attention; individual behavior; education system; pathologies; cognitive neuroscience; social neuroscience

Chapter.  8129 words. 

Subjects: Neuropsychology

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