Chapter 2 Attention

Chapter 2 Attention - Chapter 9 Attention and Performance Attention Associated w consciousness awareness cognitive effort as they relate to the

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Chapter 9 Attention and Performance
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Attention Associated w/ consciousness, awareness, & cognitive effort as they relate to the performance of skills Focus on its limitations during : multiple task performance detection of relevant info Exceeding capacity results in a decrement of performance (creates interference)
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Attention Selective Attention Allocation of attentional resources to different inputs or tasks Intentional Attentional Focusing Involuntary http://viscog.beckman.uiuc.edu/flashmovie/15. php
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Attention and Types of Processing Controlled processing Slow Attention- demanding Serial Voluntary e.g. Counting backwards by 17 Automatic processing Fast Not attention demanding Parallel Involuntary e.g. Counting backwards by 1 Basketball dribbling?
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Types of Interference Structural Interference Results when two physical or neurological structures are the source of the decrement Capacity Interference Decrement in performance due to some limitation in the central capacity
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Theories of Attention Filter Theories (a.k.a. bottleneck theories) Difficulty doing multiple tasks simultaneously because of limitation due to serial processing of multiple stimuli [see Fig. 9-1] Alternative Theories (Resource capacity theories)
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Chapter 2 Attention - Chapter 9 Attention and Performance Attention Associated w consciousness awareness cognitive effort as they relate to the

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