Class Notes September 30

Class Notes September 30 - Benefit: Dont have to pay...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
September 30, 2010 Attention and Consciousness What you’re conscious of is generally what’s in your focus of attention Attention is a limited resource to be allocated. o You use it to select what you’ll be conscious of. Selective Attention o Stimulus-driven capture (Traffic Lights) o Goal-directed selection (Looking for a friend, watching TV, listening to the hum in the room) o Benefit: Target object(s) get heightened attention o Cos Attention to everything else is diminished Attention and finding objects in the environment o Pre-attentive processing o Guided search Single-feature search is parallel. Pre-attentive so not constrained by Attentional limits. Attention as a resource to be allocated o To expand limits of attention Practice Leads to automatization (Becomes unconscious)
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Background image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: Benefit: Dont have to pay attention as much Disadvantage: Hard to stop Consciousness Ones current level of awareness of the environment and of ones own mental processes Things youre not conscious of can still affect your behavior o No conscious processes: Not consciously available, or at least not fully o Preconscious processes: Not currently conscious but could easily be o Implicit processing can occur without conscious effort or conscious access to processes. Demonstrated through indirect tests. Mode of Consciousness o Ornsteins Distinction Active Mode: Shuts out irrelevant information and focuses on selected information Receptive Mode: Less focused, more passive, doesnt exclude as much...
View Full Document

This note was uploaded on 03/12/2012 for the course PSY 103 taught by Professor Canli during the Spring '08 term at SUNY Stony Brook.

Page1 / 2

Class Notes September 30 - Benefit: Dont have to pay...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online