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attention span

the length of time a person can concentrate on a subject.

attention span

n.
The length of time during which a person can concentrate on a subject or idea.

at·ten·tion span

(ă-ten'shŭn span)
The length of time a person can concentrate on a subject.

attention span

The duration of sustained concentration on a task or activity. See: hyperactivity (2); attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder
See also: span
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To observe attention span, I turned to nine video-recorded lessons, each lasting approximately 30 minutes, involving piano students aged 5 to 7 years at the beginner's level.
She has no attention span beyond 1-2 minutes, has totally inappropriate speech, constantly paces the facility, and of course gets tired quickly.
In 1956, Thomas and Chess began a longitudinal study of 136, mostly white, middle- or upper-middle-class Jewish families from New York City The research team collected data on the children's activity levels, biological rhythms, responses to new objects, adaptability, reaction intensity, distractibility, attention span, and mood.
It's the low, chronic doses, however, that produce lower IQ scores, learning disabilities, reduced attention spans and behavioral problems.
Results suggest that the presence of a barrier, regardless of the height, minimized distractions and supported attention span for participants working on a coloring or sorting task.
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There is sort of a fractured attention span at many local levels and certainly at the state level.
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Former Harper's Editor Lewis Lapham, whose most recent cancer on the national attention span was a 5,000-word "Case for Impeachment" in the magazine's March issue, told a Harper's roundtable: "The media tends to believe that the branches of government are the Democratic and Republican parties.

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