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Attention: A Neuropsychological Perspective


by Allan F. Mirsky 1978

We may define attention, for the purposes of this chapter, as a focussing of consciousness or awareness on some part of the multitude of stimuli from the environment, usually on the basis of learning or training. The study of attention or of the attentive process in neuropsychology includes all of the events from the impinging of stimuli on the receptor organs of the body (including but not limited to the eyes, ears, nose, tongue, and skin) through the central processing of the information in the brain, to the final expression of the process, usually in some motor or muscular act.


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This article originally appeared in NSSE Yearbook Vol. 77, No. 2.


Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 79 Number 6, 1978, p. 33-60
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 21563, Date Accessed: 4/25/2017 8:24:26 AM

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