Encyclopedia of Pain

2007 Edition

Attentional Mechanisms

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-29805-2_316

Definition

Attentional mechanisms are cognitive processes that focus sensory processing on particular inputs and de-emphasize other inputs.

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