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Emily L Parks

Lecturing Fellow of Thompson Writing Program
Thompson Writing Program
Thompson Writing Program, Box 90025, Durham, NC 27708
1 Brody Gym Drive, Campus Box 90025, Durham, NC 27708

Selected Publications

Joining the conversation: Teaching students to think and communicate like scholars.

Journal Article Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Psychology · 2020 Full text Cite

Exogenous vs. endogenous attention: Shifting the balance of fronto-parietal activity.

Journal Article Neuropsychologia · March 2018 Despite behavioral and electrophysiological evidence for dissociations between endogenous (voluntary) and exogenous (reflexive) attention, fMRI results have yet to consistently and clearly differentiate neural activation patterns between these two types of ... Full text Cite

Sources of disconnection in neurocognitive aging: cerebral white-matter integrity, resting-state functional connectivity, and white-matter hyperintensity volume.

Journal Article Neurobiol Aging · June 2017 Age-related decline in fluid cognition can be characterized as a disconnection among specific brain structures, leading to a decline in functional efficiency. The potential sources of disconnection, however, are unclear. We investigated imaging measures of ... Full text Open Access Link to item Cite

Frontoparietal activation during visual conjunction search: Effects of bottom-up guidance and adult age.

Journal Article Hum Brain Mapp · April 2017 We conducted functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) with a visual search paradigm to test the hypothesis that aging is associated with increased frontoparietal involvement in both target detection and bottom-up attentional guidance (featural salience ... Full text Open Access Link to item Cite

The persistence of distraction: a study of attentional biases by fear, faces, and context.

Journal Article Psychonomic bulletin & review · December 2014 Efficient processing of the visual world requires that distracting items be avoided, or at least rapidly disengaged from. The mechanisms by which highly salient, yet irrelevant, stimuli lead to distraction, however, are not well understood. Here, we utiliz ... Full text Cite

Age mediation of frontoparietal activation during visual feature search.

Journal Article Neuroimage · November 15, 2014 Activation of frontal and parietal brain regions is associated with attentional control during visual search. We used fMRI to characterize age-related differences in frontoparietal activation in a highly efficient feature search task, detection of a shape ... Full text Open Access Link to item Cite

Brain connectivity and visual attention.

Journal Article Brain Connect · 2013 Emerging hypotheses suggest that efficient cognitive functioning requires the integration of separate, but interconnected cortical networks in the brain. Although task-related measures of brain activity suggest that a frontoparietal network is associated w ... Full text Open Access Link to item Cite

Involuntary Attention

Chapter · February 16, 2012 This book will provide the reader with a solid overview of the mechanisms and models in the neuroscience of attentional control and selection from leading authorities working in humans and animals, and incorporating a array of neuroscience ... ... Cite

Isolating the internal in endogenous attention

Journal Article Psychophysiology · February 2010 Full text Cite

Hold it! Memory affects attentional dwell time

Journal Article Psychonomic Bulletin & Review · December 2008 Full text Cite