Attention_II - Attention (cont.) How observant are you?

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1 Attention (cont.) How observant are you? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubNF9QNEQLA Recap : The early vs. late selection debate Experimental tasks: Selective attention - attempt to respond to one thing while ignoring another Divided attention - attempt to pay attention to 2 or more things at once Automaticity With practice, a skill becomes automatic (and requires less attention)
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2 Automaticity A skill is automatic if it occurs without intention doesn't give rise to conscious awareness doesn't interfere with other mental activities Implication: it’s hard to not do it. Examples: Balancing on a bike Juggling Typing Stroop task 3 volunteers needed! Person 1 : Keep time Person 2: Read these words as fast as you can! Green Blue Yellow Green Red Blue Yellow Red Green Blue Yellow Green Red 3 volunteers needed! Person 1 : Keep time Person 2: Read these words as fast as you can! Person 3: Say the color the word is written in, as fast as you can!
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3 Red Green Blue Yellow Green Red Green Blue Yellow Green Red Blue Yellow Automaticity A skill is automatic if it occurs without intention doesn't give rise to conscious awareness doesn't interfere with other mental activities
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Attention_II - Attention (cont.) How observant are you?

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