Attention and Other Constructs: Evolution or Revolution?

Leonard F. Koziol, Lauren A. Barker, Laura Jansons
2015 Applied neuropsychology. Child  
This article provides a review of the construct of attention from a non-traditional standpoint. Attention is conceptualized by focusing on the categorical concept of the diagnosis of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, large-scale brain network models of functional neuroanatomy, and implications for understanding lateralized hemispheric brain organization. Cortical systems are multifunctional, with certain degrees of specialization, but no cortical region or network supports only one,
more » ... ific, isolated cognitive process, such as attention. Future implications for clinical practice must focus on connectivity patterns rather than the idea of "domains" or "constructs" when considering attention and other cognitive processes. This has significant implications for the future of neuropsychological assessment and intervention.
doi:10.1080/21622965.2015.1005482 pmid:25719389 fatcat:tz242j66p5ayvbzsjqo673ofv4