Brain sets up an attentional filter anything that is

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brain sets up an attentional filter: anything that is not relevant (2 groups passing balls) colour and size tend to be processed at early stages of visual system we can tune out things with a particular feature Experiment at Harvard: - people asked to watch video where woman gets directions - then asked questions on it - focus on the woman don’t notice when things change and things are taken away... we think we are aware of everything we see.. but we are not What is Attention? (refer to slide) - it is the process by which we focus our mental processes on one or more thoughts or perceptions to the exclusion of others
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