02-19 Lecture Slides (Final)

Two hypotheses the peripheral interference hypothesis

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Unformatted text preview: nge blindness when you’re driving & talking over cell phone? Despite such evidence, we vastly overestimate our ability to notice these changes (= change blindness blindness) Metaphors of Attention Revisited n༆  Auditory selective attention n༆  Visual selective attention ¨༊  ¨༊  ¨༊  n༆  “Filter” Mental Resources (Energy) “Spotlight” “Glue” Divided attention ¨༊  “Resources” or “energy” n༆  Dividing attention = allocating your mental resources to multiple tasks Task 1 Task 2 5 2/19/13 Kahneman’s Capacity Theory of Attention n༆  A single pool of limited- capacity general- purpose resources Common resources “fuel” all cognitive processes ¨༊  The resource availability can be influenced by various factors like arousal ¨༊  n༆  Flexible (but smart) allocation of resources ¨༊  Resources are a...
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This note was uploaded on 02/18/2014 for the course PSYC 2145 taught by Professor Cheriking during the Spring '07 term at Colorado.

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