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Scientometrics

, Volume 83, Issue 3, pp 751–764 | Cite as

Can we talk? How the cognitive neuroscience of attention emerged from neurobiology and psychology, 1980–2005

  • John T. Bruer
Article

Abstract

This study uses author co-citation analysis to trace prospectively the development of the cognitive neuroscience of attention between 1980 and 2005 from its precursor disciplines: cognitive psychology, single cell neurophysiology, neuropsychology, and evoked potential research. The author set consists of 28 authors highly active in attentional research in the mid-1980s. PFNETS are used to present the co-citation networks. Authors are clustered via the single-link clustering intrinsic to the PFNET algorithm. By 1990 a distinct cognitive neuroscience specialty cluster emerges, dominated by authors engaged in brain imaging research.

Keywords

Co-citation analysis PFNET Cognitive neuroscience Attention 

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© Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest, Hungary 2009

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.James S. McDonnell FoundationSt. LouisUSA

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