Psychological Science Agenda

A publication of the Science Directorate
May 2006 |Vol. 20, No. 5

SCIENCE BRIEFS

Picking Up the Check When it's Time to Pay Attention

By David 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.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR'S COLUMN

  • Red Alert
    The effort to drive social and behavioral science out of the federal funding portfolio will continue, and we need to marshal our resources in response.
    By Steven Breckler, PhD

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