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Attending to only one source of information with ignoring other stimuli AKA selective attention
Cocktail Party Problem
The issue of focusing on one conversation at a time when there are lots goign on
Attention that shifts to a given spatial location in the absence of an eye movement
Inhibition of Return
Reduced probability of visual attention returning to a previously attended to area
Perceptual Load Theory
Suceptability to distraction increases when task involves low perceptual load and high load on executive control
A disorder of visual attention where stimuli presented to the side opposite the brain damage are undetected
Disorder of visual attention where stimuli prestned to the side opposite the brain dmage is not detected when another stimulus is presented at the same time to the same side as the brain damage
We rely more heavily on vision because the locaiton of environmental events is usually more precisely indicated by vision (Vs. auditory information)
The finding that brain activation when two tasks are performed together is less than the sum of the brain activation when they are performed seperately
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