attention

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A study by the researchers at the Kessler Foundation that has implications on the connection between brain disease and cognitive fatigue. Dr. Wylie, who is associate director of Neuroscience Research and the Rocco Ortenzio Neuroimaging Center at Kessler Foundation wrote "We challenged participants with difficult tasks of working memory, and assessed which parts of the anterior cingulate cortex were associated with error processing," "We then investigated whether exactly the same areas of the anterior cingulate cortex were also associated with fatigue. They were, suggesting that cognitive fatigue may be the brain's way of signalling to itself that the effort required...

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A recent study investigated mental fatigue and its effects on attention. Ten participants performed continuous tasks to induce mental fatigue. Before and after which an attention task was conducted as pre-test and post-test. Performance data, subjective levels of mental fatigue, and EEG were recorded. Lower performance efficiency and increased subjective levels of fatigue suggested that the task successfully induced mental fatigue. These results indicated that mental fatigue impaired resource allocation, and ware indicative of decay of the inhibition process and suggested that mental fatigue results also result in reduced attention. An older study, from 2005, by the University of Groningen,...

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