Self-prioritization and the attentional systems

Jie Sui, Pia Rotsthein

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Abstract

Humans prioritize stimuli related to themselves rather than to other people. How we control these priorities is poorly understood, though it is relevant to the nature of self-processing and a wide range of neurological and neuropsychiatric disorders, from cases of strokes, dementia to depression and schizophrenia. We update the Self-Attention Network proposed in 2016 by evaluating how self-prioritization interacts with Peterson and Posner's three attentional systems: alerting, orienting and executive control, based on evidence on a variety of behavioral and neuroscientific studies with healthy participants and patients with brain lesions. We suggest that all the three attentional networks contribute to self-prioritization. Understanding the nature of self-prioritization in attentional contexts may provide important clinical implications for a variety of disorders related to self-processing.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)148-152
Number of pages5
JournalCurrent Opinion in Psychology
Volume29
Early online date28 Feb 2019
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2019

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  • Psychology(all)

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