04_Attention - Attention Selective Attention Theories of...

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Attention Selective Attention Theories of Attention Is attention before pattern recognition Sub-threshold Perception Divided Attention Automatic Processing
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Attention Attention has a focus Takes time to change the focus of attention Wundt and the pendulum studies Bell 1 2 3 4 5
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Selective Attention Information in
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Dichotic Listening and Shadowing Stereo sound Dichotic Listening Two tracks of information One to each ear Shadowing Tracking and repeating one Let’s try it
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Dichotic Listening and Shadowing Stereo sound Dichotic Listening Two tracks of information One to each ear Shadowing Tracking and repeating one Let’s try it
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Shadowing Attended channel of information The one you are listing to Can follow the content Unattended channel of information The one you are supposed to ignore What can you know about it? Answer will help understand how attention selects information to get through
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Imagine a cocktail party in the 1950s How can you hear your name in a conversation you weren’t listening to?
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This note was uploaded on 06/10/2008 for the course PSYCH 210 taught by Professor Hyman during the Spring '08 term at Western Washington.

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04_Attention - Attention Selective Attention Theories of...

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