HIP2008_090308

HIP2008_090308 - ISE 5604: Human Information Processing...

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ISE 5604: H uman I nformation P rocessing (HIP) An Introduction to Attention 3 September 2008 William James, in Principles of Psychology, states that: Everyone knows what attention is….”
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Response Selection/Execution Voluntary Response A nervous system response that is under control of the brain, and thus involves choice Response selection: Understanding of a situation, achieved through perception and augmented by cognitive transformations • Our focus: cognition • Context: human-machine system Involuntary Response A nervous system response, such as a reflex, that is not under the control of the brain, and thus does not involve choice Reflex: an unlearned or instinctive response to a stimulus. • Withdrawal reflex • Reflexes may be trained “Fight or flight” response
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Attention William James, in Principles of Psychology, stated that: Everyone knows what attention is. It is the taking possession by the mind, in clear and vivid form, of one out of what
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