Michael Posner - Neuroscience of Attention

Michael Posner - Neuroscience of Attention

Dr. Michael Posner from the University of Oregon has been a leader in the development and application of modern neuroscience techniques. His main research is focused on attention and in his interview he discusses the history of attentional theory and the identification of three separate attentional networks. Through the discussion of a wide range of methods that have been used in cognitive neuroscience, ranging from basic behavioral data like error rates and reaction times to modern brain imaging techniques and reversible lesions methods, he shows that these tools have enabled a better understanding of the functional structure of the brain. In a final part of the interview, he discusses the applicability of modern neuroscience findings to real-world problems such as education. The interview was conducted at the University of Oregon by Justin Mayes, a beginning graduate student in cognitive neuroscience at the University of Oregon.

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attention, methods, fMRI, Education