The Many Faces of Social Attention [electronic resource] : Behavioral and Neural Measures / edited by Aina Puce, Bennett I. Bertenthal
- Acknowledgements -- Chapter 1. New frontiers of investigation in social attention -- Chapter 2. The development of social attention in human infants -- Chapter 3. The development of brain mechanisms for social attention in humans -- Chapter 4. Neural bases for social attention in healthy humans -- Chapter 5. Social Attention, Social Presence, and the Dual Function of Gaze -- Chapter 6. Early departures from normative processes of social engagement in infants with ASD -- Chapter 7. Aberrant social attention and its underlying neural correlates in adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder -- Chapter 8. A look toward the future of social attention research.
- This comprehensive volume reviews current developments in our evolving knowledge of social attention and its processes. In doing so, it examines the brain-behavioral bases of social attention from diverse complementary fields, including disordered and healthy adult findings, infant and developmental studies and social neuroscience. The studies explored in this volume reflect the ongoing shift toward naturalistic, context-based experiments and integrative scientific approaches, and away from relying solely on standardized tasks in laboratory settings. In keeping with this proactive perspective, the authors pose critical questions throughout the book to point readers toward the potential next wave of research developments and interventions. Included in the coverage: The development of social attention in human infants. Neural bases for social attention in healthy humans. Social attention, social presence, and the dual function of gaze. Early departures from normative processes of social engagement in infants with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Aberrant social attention and its underlying neural correlates in adults with ASD. The future of social attention research. The Many Faces of Social Attention will interest researchers in social neuroscience, social psychology, developmental psychology, social cognition, visual attention and cognition, and clinical psychology, and inspire new advances in this increasingly important area of study. .
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