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The ability to focus attention on cues in the environment that are relevant to the task in hand; can also include suppression of distracting stimuli
Attention
RPoldrack about six years ago.

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Tasks that are asserted to measure attentional focusing

TaskContrast Measure

Early Childhood Behavioral Questionnaire
  • attentional focusing
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Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale
  • thinking / concentration
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Conners Comprehensive Behavior Rating Scales
  • attention scale
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Children's Memory Scale
  • attention/concentration
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autism spectrum quotient
  • attention to detail
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meditation task
  • general oscillatory synchrony
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  • meditation versus control decrease in power of alpha oscillations
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WISC-R Mazes
  • participant score minus average score
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Posner cueing task
  • congruent response time - uncued response time
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operation span task
  • operation span of participant minus average operation span of controls
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MicroCog
  • subject score minus population-matched average score
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fixation task
  • fixation time below maximum degree of eye movement
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Penn continuous performance task
  • Target
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User Discussion


"Initial definition retrieved from http://www.answers.com/topic/attentional-focus"
NPicchetti (about six years ago)

Term History

REVISION 4

Definition contributed by CWhite about six years ago:The ability to focus attention on cues in the environment that are relevant to the task in hand; can also include suppression of distracting stimuli

REVISION 3

Definition contributed by BGregory about six years ago:The ability to focus attention on cues in the environment that are relevant to the task in hand.

REVISION 2

Definition contributed by BGregory about seven years ago:The ability to focus attention on cues in the environment that are relevant to the task in hand. (from www.answers.com)

REVISION 1

Definition contributed by SAdministrator about eight years ago:No definition submitted yet

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