Forms of attention and attentional disorders

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Abstract

Difficulties in attention or concentration are observed in many clinical syndromes. Cognitive studies of normal attention and neuropsychological studies of brain dysfunction indicate that attention reflects a variety of mechanisms. These processes include the startle response, the orienting response, selective attention, vigilance, and divided attention. Understanding the specific mechanisms involved in attention deficits or lapses may be helpful in planning and evaluating remediation programs and in altering patients' environments to compensate for specific attention deficits. In this article, forms of attention and disorders of attention are discussed, with emphasis on their importance to every day activities.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)99-106
Number of pages8
JournalSeminars in Speech and Language
Volume23
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2002

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Keywords

  • Attention
  • Cognition
  • Language
  • Neuropsychology

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Forms of attention and attentional disorders. / O'Donnell, Brian.

In: Seminars in Speech and Language, Vol. 23, No. 2, 2002, p. 99-106.

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