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Attention - Module Notes

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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYCH 1X03
Professor
Joe Kim
Semester
Fall

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Attention Introduction  “Everyone knows what attention is. It is the taking possession by the mind in clear form, of one out of what seem several simultaneously possible objects or trains of thought… It implies withdrawal from some things in order to deal effectively with others, and is a condition which has a real opposite”  Selection = object is selected to hold attention, can be automatic  Irrelevant information in the environment = noise  Noise overwhelming signal = distraction Automatic and controlled attention  Automatic processes = involuntary “capture” of attention, fast, efficient, obligatory  Controlled processes = conscious attention, slow, effortful. Hard to do with many things because it requires cogitative effort  Salient information = naturally pops out at you The Spotlight Model  Michael Posner = attentional spotlight focuses on one part on the environment at one time  Objects within the spotlight are processed faster and with higher accuracy  Attention can shift faster than the eye Filter Models  Differentiating sound is done by physical characteristics  Broadbent’s Filter model = sift through distracti
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