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Unformatted text preview: to the task at hand Sometimes attention to one facet of situation means we miss other potentially interesting or important features of an event 3 9/27/11 http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=jPW8xmI4w6U KEY QUESTION: How are we able to balance sensitivity to new information and concentration on relevant tasks (themselves constantly changing)   Can attend to things we are not conscious of   Can perform more than one task simultaneously   Sometimes attention is not under our conscious control   Automatic processes can interfere with what we want to pay attention to 4 9/27/11 Color of the INK BLUE RED BROWN PURPLE GREEN Color of the INK BLUE RED BROWN PURPLE GREEN Color of the INK AZZURRO ROSSO MARRONE VIOLA VERDE 5 9/27/11   Can make external adjustments   E.g. turning head to talk to person next to you while you’re driving   Can make internal adjustments   E.g. paying attention to the lecture you’re sitting in or mentally deciding what to do for the weekend   Signal detection   Visual search   Selective attention   Noticing stimuli of interest   Finding stimuli of interest for a task   Focusing on only some of the available stimuli in a situation   Ubiquitous aspect   Divided attention   Doing more than one thing at a time Signal Present Decision Prese...
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This note was uploaded on 01/26/2014 for the course PSYCH 228 taught by Professor Broaders during the Winter '11 term at Northwestern.

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