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Attention network test--the impact of social information on executive control, alerting and orienting.
Acta Psychol (Amst). 2013 May; 143(1):65-70.AP

Abstract

According to the attention network approach, attention is best understood in terms of three functionally and neuroanatomically distinct networks - alerting, orienting, and executive attention. An important question is whether social information influences the efficiency of these networks. Using the same structure as the Attentional Network Test (ANT), we developed a variant of this test to examine attentional effects in response to stimuli with and without social-cognitive content. Fish, drawings or photographs of faces looking to the left or right were used as target stimuli. Results collected from twenty-four university students showed that photographs of faces positively affected attentional orienting and executive control, whereas reduced the efficiency of alerting, as compared to both face drawings and fish. These results support the status of human faces as a special class of visual stimuli for the human attentional systems.

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Dipartimento di Psicologia dei Processi di Sviluppo e Socializzazione, Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

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Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

23542806

Citation

Federico, Francesca, et al. "Attention Network Test--the Impact of Social Information On Executive Control, Alerting and Orienting." Acta Psychologica, vol. 143, no. 1, 2013, pp. 65-70.
Federico F, Marotta A, Adriani T, et al. Attention network test--the impact of social information on executive control, alerting and orienting. Acta Psychol (Amst). 2013;143(1):65-70.
Federico, F., Marotta, A., Adriani, T., Maccari, L., & Casagrande, M. (2013). Attention network test--the impact of social information on executive control, alerting and orienting. Acta Psychologica, 143(1), 65-70. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.actpsy.2013.02.006
Federico F, et al. Attention Network Test--the Impact of Social Information On Executive Control, Alerting and Orienting. Acta Psychol (Amst). 2013;143(1):65-70. PubMed PMID: 23542806.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Attention network test--the impact of social information on executive control, alerting and orienting. AU - Federico,Francesca, AU - Marotta,Andrea, AU - Adriani,Tiziana, AU - Maccari,Lisa, AU - Casagrande,Maria, Y1 - 2013/03/27/ PY - 2012/10/25/received PY - 2013/01/14/revised PY - 2013/02/22/accepted PY - 2013/4/2/entrez PY - 2013/4/2/pubmed PY - 2013/8/27/medline SP - 65 EP - 70 JF - Acta psychologica JO - Acta Psychol (Amst) VL - 143 IS - 1 N2 - According to the attention network approach, attention is best understood in terms of three functionally and neuroanatomically distinct networks - alerting, orienting, and executive attention. An important question is whether social information influences the efficiency of these networks. Using the same structure as the Attentional Network Test (ANT), we developed a variant of this test to examine attentional effects in response to stimuli with and without social-cognitive content. Fish, drawings or photographs of faces looking to the left or right were used as target stimuli. Results collected from twenty-four university students showed that photographs of faces positively affected attentional orienting and executive control, whereas reduced the efficiency of alerting, as compared to both face drawings and fish. These results support the status of human faces as a special class of visual stimuli for the human attentional systems. SN - 1873-6297 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/23542806/Attention_network_test__the_impact_of_social_information_on_executive_control_alerting_and_orienting_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0001-6918(13)00045-0 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -