Attention

The effects of extinction-aroused attention on context conditioning

Learning & Memory

Published in: Learning & Memory, Volume 25, Issue 4, 165-175 Abstract “Two experiments assessed the effects of extinguishing a conditioned cue on subsequent context conditioning. Each experiment used a different video-game method where sensors predicted attacking spaceships and participants responded to the sensor in a way that prepared them for the upcoming attack. In Experiment 1 […]

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Control Changes the Way We Look at the World

Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience

Published in: Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, Volume 30, Issue 4, April 2018, 603-619 Abstract “The feeling of control is a fundamental aspect of human experience and accompanies our voluntary actions all the time. However, how the sense of control interacts with wider perception, cognition, and behavior remains poorly understood. This study focused on how controlling an

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Task-residual functional connectivity of language and attention networks

Brain and Cognition

Published in: Brain and Cognition, Volume 122, April 2018, 52-58 Abstract “Functional connectivity using task-residual data capitalizes on remaining variance after mean task-related signal is removed from a time series. The degree of network specificity in language and attention domains featured by task-residual and resting-state data types were compared. Functional connectivity based on task-residual data evidenced

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Association of the N100 TMS-evoked potential with attentional processes: A motor cortex TMS–EEG study

Brain and Cognition

Published in: Brain and Cognition, Volume 122, April 2018, 9-16 Abstract “The most thoroughly studied transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS)-evoked electroencephalogram (EEG) potential (TEP), N100, is often defined as a measure of cortical inhibition. We explored the association of the N100 amplitude with attention in 51 young healthy adults. Navigated TMS with simultaneous EEG registering was applied

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How Does Rumination Impact Cognition? A First Mechanistic Model

Topics in Cognitive Science

Published in: Topics in Cognitive Science, Volume 10, Issue 1, 175-191 Abstract “Rumination is a process of uncontrolled, narrowly focused negative thinking that is often self‐referential, and that is a hallmark of depression. Despite its importance, little is known about its cognitive mechanisms. Rumination can be thought of as a specific, constrained form of mind‐wandering. Here,

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The Awakening of the Attention: Evidence for a Link Between the Monitoring of Mind Wandering and Prospective Goals

Journal of Experimental Psychology: General

Published in: Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, Volume 147, Issue 3, 431-443 Abstract “Across 2 independent samples, we examined the relation between individual differences in rates of self-caught mind wandering and individual differences in temporal monitoring of an unrelated response goal. Rates of self-caught mind wandering were assessed during a commonly used sustained-attention task, and temporal

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Smile! Social reward drives attention

Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance

Published in: Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, Volume 44, Issue 2, 206-214 Abstract “Human social behavior is fine-tuned by interactions between individuals and their environments. Here we show that social motivation plays an important role in this process. Using a novel manipulation of social reward that included elements of real-life social exchanges, we

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Working memory load and the retro-cue effect: A diffusion model account

Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance

Published in: Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, Volume 44, Issue 2, 286-310 Abstract “Retro-cues (i.e., cues presented between the offset of a memory array and the onset of a probe) have consistently been found to enhance performance in working memory tasks, sometimes ameliorating the deleterious effects of increased memory load. However, the mechanism

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Are goal states represented during kinematic imitation?

Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance

Published in: Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, Volume 44, Issue 2, 226-242 Abstract “A number of studies have shown that observation of another person’s actions can modulate one’s own actions, such as when 2 individuals cooperate in order to complete a joint task. However, little is known about whether or not direct matching

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Decision-making training reduces the attentional blink

Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance

Published in: Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, Volume 44, Issue 2, 195-205 Abstract “Practice or training on a particular task often yields gains for the trained task; however, the extent to which these benefits generalize to other stimuli/tasks is contentious. It has been suggested that behavioral decision-making/response selection training may enhance temporal visual

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