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The Ant In A Russian Sample: Testing The Independence Of Attention Networks

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  • Dmitry Lyusin

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    (National Research University Higher School of Economics)

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    The Attention Network Test (ANT) is a measure that allows the assessment of three different attention networks postulated by Posner – alerting, orienting, and executive control. The alerting network is responsible for the maintenance of a vigilant and alert state; the orienting network allows the shift of attention to sensory events appearing in the perceptual field and is responsible for the selection of information from sensory input; the executive control network allows for resolving conflicts among responses. The ANT became a popular tool for assessing attention networks functioning thanks to its simplicity, relative briefness, and accessibility for researchers. This paper reports data obtained with the ANT in a Russian sample. The analysis was focused on the problem of the independence of the attention networks. No significant correlations between the attention networks were found. A repeated-measures analysis of variance yielded a significant interaction between the cue types and the flanker types. The character of this interaction indicates that the orienting and executive control networks are not independent

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    Paper provided by National Research University Higher School of Economics in its series HSE Working papers with number WP BRP 39/PSY/2015.

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    Length: 9 pages
    Date of creation: 2015
    Publication status: Published in WP BRP Series: Science, Psychology / PSY, May 2015, pages 1-9
    Handle: RePEc:hig:wpaper:39psy2015
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