Psychological Science Agenda
SCIENCE BRIEFSDavid A. Washburn, PhD
With support from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, we have been studying the nature and development of attention in monkeys and humans, using game-like computer tasks like those referenced above to identify what attention is, how it is controlled, and how to improve its effectiveness.
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