selective attention


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se·lec·tive at·ten·tion

(sĕ-lektiv ă-tenchŭn)
Process whereby one pays attention only to messages that address a need or interest or are consistent with the individual's attitudes, opinions, and beliefs.
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This decline in selective attention leads to a weakened inhibitory control that may submit one to greater vulnerability to distraction?
The combination of visual variables attracts the user's selective attention and stimulates the selection of features or objects and their recording in the short-term memory.
A few tips can help minimize the effects of selective attention.
Group A always often sometimes never 1 Imagery 26 34 26 14 2 Grouping 26 52 12 10 3 Inferencing 46 30 10 14 4 Resourcing 57 17 21 5 5 Memorizing 72 20 4 4 6 Translating 65 33 2 0 7 Repeating 46 42 6 6 8 Glossing 32 53 10 5 9 Consulting teacher 6 8 27 59 10 Consulting peers 20 38 28 14 11 Monitoring 22 31 18 29 Group B 1 Imagery 22 39 30 9 2 Grouping 31 58 6 5 3 Inferencing 53 27 9 11 4 Resourcing 59 32 7 2 5 Elaborating 18 25 35 22 6 Memorizing 63 31 5 1 7 Key-word 0 0 0 0 8 Contextualizing 8 16 38 38 9 Reviewing 12 18 29 41 10 Translating 63 35 1 1 11 Repeating 24 33 34 9 12 Glossing 29 31 29 11 13 Consulting teacher 19 32 16 33 14 Consulting peers 23 34 32 11 15 Monitoring 31 39 24 6 16 Selective attention 29 33 28 10
The scores of the children were comparable to the reference values, except for selective attention, verbal memory, and internalizing and externalizing behavioral problems, on which the children obtained slightly worse scores compared with the reference values.
Zentall (2006) recommended two strategies for improving selective attention, a) providing additional task practice, and b) highlighting either global structures of a task or relevant task information (e.
1) Further, recent research has found the NiQuitin/Nicabate 4mg lozenge has been clinically proven to help reverse nicotine withdrawal symptoms associated with quitting smoking including the following: difficulty concentrating, attention deficit, short-term memory deficit and selective attention deficit(2) -- some of the issues at the core of yesterday's report.
This characteristic may compromise performance on tasks in which selective attention is required for stimuli that are subtle or neutral.
In one randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial, rosiglitazone appeared to be effective in preserving memory and selective attention in a small group of patients with early Alzheimer's disease (AD) or mild cognitive impairment (MCI), said Dr.
Giving selective attention to the sermons, Mullin treats Bushnell's speculative theological works amply, explaining incisively how they contributed to Bushnell's mission of religious restoration.
Clarification of the role of selective attention and restricting the field of focus may be explored through the use of presenting the stimuli through a narrow or restricted view.
Today an incredible amount of rancor and antipathy targeted at homosexuals is based on Leviticus but this reflects a selective attention to what the passages state.
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