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ATTENTION EXP 3604
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Attention “Everyone knows what attention is. It is the taking possession by the mind, in clear and vivid form, of one out of what seem several simultaneously possible trains of thought. Focalization, concentration, of consciousness are of its essence.” William James (1890)
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Attention Processes used to monitor and focus on incoming information Allocation of cognitive resources among ongoing processes – reservoir of mental resources A concentration of mental activity – gateway that allows information in
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Automatic versus Controlled Processing Automatic: Requires little attention Fast Not available to consciousness Consumes very little of your mental resources Does not interfere with other processes Occurs in parallel
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Controlled: Requires more attention Slow Conscious control Does interfere with other processes Is serial Automatic versus Controlled Processing
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Investigated automatic vs. controlled
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This note was uploaded on 01/24/2010 for the course PSYCHOLOGY PCO 4930 taught by Professor Perrin during the Fall '09 term at Florida State College.

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Attention Day 1 S09 p - ATTENTION EXP 3604 Attention...

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