The act or state of attending or heeding; the application of the mind to any object of sense, representation, or thought; notice; exclusive or special consideration; earnest consideration, thought, or regard; obedient or affectionate heed; the supposed power or faculty of attending.
Our cognitive ability to attend to one thing at a time, or all things all the time (Keegan, 2003). The former concerns focused attention, while the latter divided attention.
The study of how the brain selects which sensory stimuli to discard and which to pass along to higher levels of processing. go to glossary index
The ability to focus in a sustained manner on a particular stimulus or activity. A disturbance in attention may be manifested by easy distractibility or difficulty in finishing tasks or in concentrating on work. See also: ADHD
the process by which the individual focuses awareness on certain contents of consciousness while ignoring others. 197
Having the ability to focus on one task or topic to the exclusion of others. Some women affected by breast cancer report difficulty with tasks requiring attention during and following breast cancer treatment.
Attention is a wide term in psychology denoting the capacity to sustain concentration on a single task, to remain vigilant for a signal, or to cope with more than one task simultaneously. Disorders of attention are very common indeed after head injury (and many other forms of brain damage), and alongside disorders of memory, are a major reason for inability to resume and maintain employment.
The direction of the cognitive process toward an object, an activity, or a thought.
Orienting to or directing and sustaining interest towards a person, object or activity.
Simple manipulation of existence, mimicking a process of the crucible.
Attention is an ability which allows spiritual awareness (consciousness) to grow. With conscious attention one can achieve integration and become strong enough to will or accomplish certain tasks upon this earth
The ability to focus on information and tasks, and ignore distractions.
A collective label for all the processes by which we perceive selectively.
Attention is a complex behavior that requires the integration of several areas of the brain. The first component of attention is "registration", our initial awareness of a change in sensory stimuli. The second component of attention is "orienting", an increase in our level of alertness. The final component is involves "effort" or exploration of the stimulus. For example, our effort might be to listen to or watch the stimulus.
Direction and concentration of cognitive resources. "Divided attention" occurs in situations in which two or more separate tasks or mental operations must be attended simultaneously, for example, looking for road signs and scanning traffic while steering a vehicle. "Focused attention" occurs in situations in which one information source must be attended to the exclusion of others, for example trying to find a particular road sign in a group of road signs. "Selective attention" occurs in situations in which one source of information is inappropriately monitored to the exclusion of other relevant information sources, such as being so engrossed in talking on a cell phone that a driver misses his freeway exit.
A general term referring to the selective aspects of perception which function so that at any instant an organism focuses on certain features of the enviroment to the (relative) exclusion of other features. Attention may be conscious in that some stimulus elements are actively selected out of the total input, although, by in large, we are not explicitly aware of the factors, which cause us to perceive only some small part of the stimulus array.
A mental factor that functions to focus the mind on a particular attribute of an object. See Understanding the Mind.
the process whereby a person concentrates on some features of the environment to the (relative) exclusion of others
the work of caring for or attending to someone or something; "no medical care was required"; "the old car needed constant attention"
the faculty or power of mental concentration; "keeping track of all the details requires your complete attention"
consciously focusing on a specific activity; a mental state of readiness.
The ability or power to concentrate mentally through giving close or careful observation or heed to the aesthetic elements in a present environment. Attention is characterized by; being dynamic and undivided, following individual interest, and involving a constant process of discovery.[Back to Glossary Index
The selective narrowing or focusing on the relevant stimuli in a situation; a prerequisite for perception, memory, and all types of learning activities.
the ability to focus thinking, sensory input, and/or memory processes in a way that is selective, concentrating on the important things and at the appropriate times; being ready to perceive; the ability to control or direct one's attention.
The ability to focus on a given task or set of stimuli for an appropriate period of time.
The ability to concentrate on a task.
A network of mental processes that selects which sensations or thoughts become the subject of contemplation. Also, the extent or magnitude of interest or disinterest.
A psychological construct describing detection, selection, discrimination of stimuli, as well as allocating of limited processing resources to competing attentional demands. Functional attentional processing is essential for higher order cognitive processes such as learning and memory.
In NLP we speak about First Attention and Second Attention. First Attention is more limited being where you focus your conscious mind. Since the conscious mind is limited in its ability to take in and remember information, of greater value to the NLP student is Second Attention - the facilitation, process and use of the unconscious mind.
1. The ability to focus selectively on a selected stimulus, sustaining that focus and shifting it at will. 2. Concentration. The aspect of consciousness that relates to the amount of effort exerted in focussing on certain aspects of an experience, activity, or task.
the process when the learner focuses/concentrates on one aspect of the environment while avoiding others.
partly an automatic process, and central to perception and consciousness, it is the first step in processing a message
The process of selectively receiving information from the educational setting or environment.
Humans possess the ability to focus their attention on anything they choose to perceive. With our attention we can filter out all the perceptive input we are not interested in receiving and focus solely on what we want to hear or see.
A set or attitude which makes it possible for the individual to respond precisely to a stimulus; attending or taking notice.
Directs the mind to preferred information and opens the door to the information processing system. Information that is not attended to is not processed.
Ability to focus on specific stimuli (e.g. Vin Disel, Carmen Electra)
The ability to focus selectively on a selected stimulus, sustaining that focus and shifting it at will. The ability to concentrate. See the entire definition of Attention
State of alertness or arousal that allows the individual to focus on a selected aspect of the environment.
Handbook of autism and pervasive developmental disorders, DJ Cohen and FR Volkmar eds; 2nd ed The ability to concentrate or attend.
The process by which an individual allocates part of his or her mental activity to a stimulus.