La importancia de estimular las redes atencionales en la infancia

  1. Verónica JUÁREZ RAMOS
Apuntes de Psicología

ISSN: 0213-3334

Year of publication: 2018

Volume: 36

Issue: 3

Pages: 167-172

Type: Article

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In the development of the attention networks, genetic and environmental factors interact. In addition, within the model of attentional networks, the existence of three different attentional networks is proposed, such as the alert network, orientation network and executive network; where each one has a specific function but are related to each other. In addition, there is currently an innovative line that focuses on the development of attentional networks in childhood and how their training influences brain and behavioral levels. The results of these investigations in attentional training, and in particular of executive attention, confirm the plastic capacity of the brain to respond to stimuli in the environment through adjustments and modifications in its functional and structural architecture. It also supports the need to carry out intervention programs where attentional training is carried out on the child due to the positive influence on the child’s integral development.