Assessment of Attention across the Lifespan

  • Allan F. Mirsky
  • Bryan D. Fantie
  • Janet E. Tatman
Part of the Critical Issues in Neuropsychology book series (CINP)


Whenever the human central nervous system is compromised, whether as the result of disease, trauma, fatigue, or intoxication, the higher cognitive functions suffer. This cognitive machinery is typically described and conceptually divided by hypothetical constructs such as memory, language, and attention. These constructs are not unitary entities but, rather, constitute integrated medleys of more elemental processes.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Allan F. Mirsky
    • 1
  • Bryan D. Fantie
    • 2
  • Janet E. Tatman
    • 2
  1. 1.Laboratory of Psychology and PsychopathologyNational Institute of Mental HealthBethesdaUSA
  2. 2.Human Neuropsychology LaboratoryThe American UniversityUSA

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