111109 - TE (11/10/09) Chelsea Meyers 1. Attention is the...

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TE (11/10/09) Chelsea Meyers 1. Attention is the focusing of mental resources. When you are paying attention you are focusing on something and using your mind to think about it. 2. Sustained attention is the ability to maintain attention to a selected stimulus for a prolonged period of time. This length of time lengthens as you get longer. An example of children with a short time period of sustained learning are the children who are in the reading group, they don’t stayed attentive for very long, and switch their attention to the other groups. 3. Selective attention is focusing on a specific aspect of experience that is relevant while ignoring others that are irrelevant. An example of this is the students in the other groups. They are focused on whatever they are doing, no so much what the other groups are doing, because what the other groups are doing is not relevant to them. The reading group is showing poor selective attention, they are paying more attention to the other groups, which is irrelevant to what they are doing. 4.
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