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ATTENTION: FOCUSED (FOCUS) MODULE

Model 65315

Attention: Focused (FOCUS) Module
 
   
 

DETAILS

ABILITY AND DIMENSION

The FOCUS training program trains focused attention - the ability to respond only to relevant stimuli when there is a high density of distracting stimuli.

THEORY

Focused attention describes the ability to isolate a segment of reality in order to be able to analyze it more closely. It is particularly important to be able to maintain this focus in the face of distractions and to suppress the interference caused by the simultaneous and automatic processing of information.

SETTING AND TASK

A boat travels through a lush African landscape. The subject is confronted with a wide range of different stimuli: screeching birds, flying dragonflies, a ruin on the banks of a river, a waterfall, etc. His task is to respond to pre-defined relevant stimuli without letting himself be distracted by the large number of other stimuli.

TRAINING FORMS

The FOCUS training program consists of three training forms. The S1 training form requires the subject to recognize visual stimuli against a background of distracting stimuli which may be acoustic, visual, or a combination of the two. In the S2 training form the task is to detect acoustic stimuli in the face of other stimuli which may likewise be acoustic, visual, or a combination of both. In the S3 training form the subject's task is to respond to relevant stimuli which may be either visual or acoustic without being distracted by the high-density background stimuli.

DIFFICULTY STRUCTURE

The difficulty structure of the FOCUS training program is designed to adapt as far as possible to the subject's perceptual capacity. Thus a weak subject will be presented with a low-stimulus environment, while a stronger subject will be confronted with a large number of distractor stimuli. The number of distractor stimuli presented is carefully graded and the time allowed for recognition of a stimulus is adapted to the subject's ability.

NOTE

The FOCUS training program can also be used with patients with impairments of the visual field. The instructions are then displayed on only one side of the screen. Relevant stimuli, too, are only presented on one half of the screen.

ACCESSORIES

REQUIRED ACCESSORIES

CogniPlus Main Software (CPS) Image

CogniPlus Main Software (CPS)
Model 65300

CogniPlus is a training battery which draws on the most up-to-date computer technology available to help you train cognitive functions using a multimedia approach.

OPTIONAL ACCESSORIES

Perception and Attention Functions: Focused Attention - WAFF - 7 Year License Image

Perception and Attention Functions: Focused Attention - WAFF - 7 Year License
Model 64120

Test battery for the assessment of focused attention.

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3700 Sagamore Pkwy N
Lafayette, IN 47904

Phone: (765) 423-1505
Fax: (765) 423-4111
info@lafayetteinstrument.com

 

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CONTACT US

Lafayette Instrument Company
3700 Sagamore Pkwy N
Lafayette, IN 47904

Phone: (765) 423-1505
Fax: (765) 423-4111

info@lafayetteinstrument.com

Copyright © 2009 - 2017 Lafayette Instrument Company. All Rights Reserved.