The Many Faces of Social Attention

Behavioral and Neural Measures

  • Aina Puce
  • Bennett I. Bertenthal

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Aina Puce, Bennett I. Bertenthal
    Pages 1-19
  3. Bennett I. Bertenthal, Ty W. Boyer
    Pages 21-65
  4. Aina Puce, Marianne Latinus, Alejandra Rossi, Elizabeth daSilva, Francisco Parada, Scott Love et al.
    Pages 93-127
  5. Eleni Nasiopoulos, Evan F. Risko, Alan Kingstone
    Pages 129-155
  6. Bennett I. Bertenthal, Aina Puce
    Pages 221-245
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 247-249

About this book


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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Editors and affiliations

  • Aina Puce
    • 1
  • Bennett I. Bertenthal
    • 2
  1. 1.Psychological and Brain SciencesIndiana UniversityBloomingtonUSA
  2. 2.Psychological and Brain SciencesIndiana UniversityBloomingtonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-21367-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-21368-2
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