How Attention Works: The Brain's Anti-Distraction System Discovered

Posted on May 14, 2014

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Neuroscientists have pinpointed the neural activity involved in avoiding distraction, a new study reports.

This is the first study showing that our brains rely on an active suppression system to help us focus on the task at hand.

This is an important discovery for neuroscientists and psychologists because most contemporary ideas of attention highlight brain processes that are involved in picking out relevant objects from the visual field.

The study, published in the Journal of Neuroscience, involved 47 students carrying out a visual search task while their brain signals were monitored.

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Category(s):Adult ADHD, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Source material from Psy Blog


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