Introduction to special issue: Social attention in mind and brain

Jie Sui, Glyn Humphreys*

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In everyday life we need to attend selectively to many things—some may be indexed by salient physical signals (a bright light, a car moving) but others may be indexed by the social importance of the stimulus (e.g., which particular person is speaking or whether someone mentions your name). The vast majority of studies on human selective attention have concentrated on how physical and higher-level cognitive factors (e.g., the contents of working memory) influence selection; in contrast, how attention is modulated by social factors is much more poorly understood.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-4
Number of pages4
JournalCognitive Neuroscience
Issue number1-4
Early online date25 Jan 2016
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2016


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