When we talk about attention what do we actually mean?

Based on Posnerian Trinity of Attention (proposed by Michael I. Posner (Posner and Petersen, 1990; Posner and Raichle, 1996; Fan et al., 2003b; Posner and Fan, 2004)), there are three constructs in attentional networks. One involves obtaining and retaining an alert state (alerting network), another for orienting our limited cognitive resources to relevant sensory information (orienting network) and the other for resolving the conflicts raised between different parts of our brain that are simultaneously activated (executive attention network).2

2. Raz, A., Anatomy of attentional networks (2004)

  • Selective Attention

    Selective Attention

    Orienting network helps us to selectively filter out distractors and narrow down what we attend to at a time.

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    Sustained Attention

    The alerting network helps us to sustain our attention on relevant and prioritised tasks for a prolonged amount of time.

  • Executive Attention

    Executive Attention

    Executive attention network allows us to monitor and resolve conflict between computations in different brain areas, regulate thoughts and feelings, and overcome habitual actions.

How can TALi help?

TALi's digital therapeutic programs provide faster attention screening tests and access to early interventions for children at the peak of their neuroplasticity.

  • TALi DETECT attention assessment tablet iPad app download


    TALi DETECT is a 20-30 minute
    evidence-based digital screening program comprised of cognitive performance tasks to determine how a child’s attention skills are developing against their peers.

  • TALi TRAIN attention training tablet iPad app download


    TALi TRAIN is a digital cognitive training program that has been clinically tested and indicated to improve selective attention and numeracy skills, as well as improvements in inattentive and hyperactive behaviour in some children.

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    TALi DETECT was developed under the Cooperative Research Centres Program (CRC-P) from the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science.*

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*Cooperative Research Centres Projects (CRC-P) Grants provide funding for short-term research collaborations. It supports industry-led collaborations between industry, researchers and the community with the aim of fostering high quality research to solve industry-identified problems.