publication . Article . 2018

Sustained-Paced Finger Tapping: A Novel Approach to Measure Internal Sustained Attention.

Roberta Daini; Marco Alessandro Petilli;
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  • Published: 01 May 2018 Journal: Frontiers in Psychology, volume 9 (eissn: 1664-1078, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Frontiers Media S.A.
  • Country: Italy
Sustained attention is a fundamental prerequisite for all cognitive functions and its impairment is a common aftermath of both developmental and acquired neurological disorders. To date, all the sustained attention tasks rely heavily on selective attention to external stimuli. The interaction between selective and sustained attention represents a limit in the field of assessment and may mislead researchers or distort conclusions. The aim of the present perspective study was to propose a sustained version of the Paced Finger Tapping (S-PFT) test as a novel approach to measure sustained attention that does not leverage external stimuli. Here, we administered S-PFT...
free text keywords: Psychology, Perspective, test development, sustained attention, internal attention, assessment, S-PFT, BF1-990, test development, sustained attention, internal attention, assessment, S-PFT, General Psychology
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