attention

(redirected from attentive)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Encyclopedia.

attention

Etymology: L, attendere, to stretch
the element of cognitive functioning in which the mental focus is maintained on a specific issue, object, or activity.

attention

(ă-ten′shŏn)
Direction of the consciousness to a person, thing, perception, or thought.

attention

The direction of some of the channels of sensory input to a restricted area of the environment. Since the number of possible sources of information in the environment is so great, attention, which selectively directs and concentrates awareness and controls input, is of the first importance. Attention is seldom continuous for long and is determined mainly by the degree of interest in the source of the information. Attention is closely related to effectiveness in memory storage. It is no accident that people with a wide range of strong interests tend to have well-stocked minds. Motivation, as towards learning or achieving qualification, is a less powerful stimulus to attention than interest. Fortunately, interest grows with knowledge. Attention can be objectively demonstrated by such methods as electro-encephalography or PET scanning, which show special activity in the parts of the brain most employed at the time.

Patient discussion about attention

Q. what shall I do, he pays no attention if I try to get his attention to medicine by any other way? hi everyone….My 8 year old son with ADHD is improving well with his treatment, but it becomes very difficult for me to give him the medicine as he does not takes them and runs away with its bad taste…what shall I do, he pays no attention if I try to get his attention to medicine by any other way?

A. Hey Jennifer, there are some ways.…you can talk to your doctor for change of medicine with good flavor. You can try to give medicine with honey or sugar. Engage him in a television program of his choice and then try to feed him the medicine. You can lure him in exchange for something he loves. The best way is to explain him why he must have them & what benefit he will have and compare them with some lozenges and its bad effects like tooth decay by showing photos of decaying teeth. If it is a tablet, try to give him in liquid from by mixing the tablet in water. Good Luck!

Q. My 5 year old son is diagnosed with ADHD and he is more hyperactive than attention seeking. My 5 year old son is diagnosed with ADHD and he is more hyperactive than attention seeking. We are planning for alternative treatment now and then we would try for medicine. I've heard about increasing on Omega-3 -fish oil, but is there anything else out there that is safe enough to try?

A. Many are there, which I have tried for my son from 4 years. First and the foremost is the diet which I think you know. Behavioral and Cognitive therapies can be tried as it’s very effective. You can try a chiropractor and as well calming techniques. Try them……they are helpful.

Q. I wish to know the alarming signs in pregnancy that require immediate attention. I am pregnant and in my 2 week. As a precautionary measure, I wish to know the alarming signs in pregnancy that require immediate attention.

A. here are some major ones- Vaginal Bleeding, Cramping (in the second and third trimester, in the first it's normal to have slight cramps), Severe Headaches (long lasting headaches are one of the early signs of preeclampsia), Blurred Vision (another sign of preeclampsia),cannot feel the baby move after about week 16 to 20 pregnancy.

More discussions about attention
References in periodicals archive ?
Now Attentive Care Experts employs 25 carers and a management team of four.
In particular, dogs from a home environment rather than a shelter were more sensitive to stimuli predicting attentive humans.
No one has the right to try to control someone else's life and being attentive and caring is a poor excuse for being controlling.
Staff were commended for the welcome they extend to diners and service was described as attentive, efficient and prompt.
The attentive preacher will not fail to note the excision of three verses (15, 18, and 19) from this pericope.
Just as with his first location, Randy credits a few well-placed advertisements and attentive customer service to quickly bringing across-the-scale traffic to his company's second location.
It's rare to see a guide on home systems so attentive to overall health concerns: Home Enlightenment's wide-ranging details on creating and maintaining a healthy environment makes it a unique, top pick.
This work explores this possibility through an approach known as attentive navigation.
But how can they when perfect and attentive Matt is always around Meredith like a puppy starved for love, and Simeon himself declares that they shouldn't see each other again, that they're simply two worlds apart and Meredith is better off without him?
Ryan Moore was on the mark aboard the Satish Seemar-trained Attentive in the one-mile-three-furlong handicap.
The articles in this section present some of the first milestones toward Attentive User Interfaces.