PSYB57H3 Chapter Notes - Chapter 4: Dorsolateral Prefrontal Cortex, Stroop Effect, Dazed
It is the taking possession by the mind, in clear and vivid form, of one out of what seem several simultaneously possible objects or trains of thought. It implies withdrawal from some things to deal effectively with others, and is a condition which has real opposite in the confused, dazed, scatterbrain state which is called distraction. Attention has variety of meaning : the varieties of attention. Selective attention : attending to relevant information and ignoring irrelevant. Dichotic listening : participants are presented with 2 verbal message simultaneously. Typically, one to each ear , and are asked to focus on (i. e. attend to) only one of them. They are then asked to respond to a series of questions about what they heard , most often about the message played to the unattended ear. Cocktail party phenomenon : the ability to attend to one conversation when many other conversations are going on around you.