If you're playing video games to help kill time during social distancing, you might be improving your visual attention abilities. Researchers found experienced gamers have faster information processing abilities and can allocate more cognitive power to individual visual stimuli. Playing video games can cause long-term changes in the brain and lead to improvements in temporal visual selective attention.
Researchers report our visual attention pays most attention to parts of a scene that have meaning to us, not the parts that stick out.
A new study reports that listening to something while looking in a different direction may slow reaction times and increase the effort for auditory attention.
A new study reveals multiple functions of visual attention.
A new study reports infants with blind parents pay less attention to adults' eye gaze.
A new study challenges current understanding of how visual attention is focused, as well as the roles of long and short term memory.
Infants at 7 months of age who go on to develop autism are slower to reorient their gaze and attention from one object to another when compared to 7-month-olds who do not develop autism, and this behavioral pattern is in part explained by atypical brain circuits.
A new study which looked at eye movement in patients with Schizophrenia provides evidence of difficulties in reading fluency. The findings could help to provide early identification of the mental illness for some individuals.
Researchers detect deficits in social attention in infants as young as six months of age who later develop Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD).