Attention as a psychological entity and its effects on language and communication

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Recent views of the structure and functions of attention and their relationship to our conceptions of language disorders are presented. First, a brief review is presented of the methodologies used in the study of attention. In the next section, three aspects of recent findings and thoughts about attention are reviewed: the structure of the attentional faculty, allocation and movement of attention, and what attention is. Findings from both language-impaired and normal populations are presented. The final section discusses specific attentional disorders that are believed to be involved in both developmental and acquired language disabilities.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Neurolinguistics
EditorsBrigitte Stemmer , Harry A. Whitaker
PublisherAcademic Press
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9780126660555
StatePublished - 1998


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