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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.

attention,

n the element of cognitive functioning in which the mental focus is maintained on a specific issue, object, or activity. The length of time of such focus is called
attention span.

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.

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The cleaner-client system appears to be a case of indirect reciprocity, where a fish works attentively and holds back on taking a tasty nibble of the client's protective mucus coating, which would incite a jolt and perhaps a chase.
He describes a British cabinet meeting on Iraq thusly: "Blair listened attentively to the discussion but 'he was very fun with us about where he saw that Britain's national interest lay,' said Cook [former Foreign Secretary and at that time leader of the House of Commons Robin Cook].
Von Plessen's manner of painting, however, does not undercut the assurance of a man comfortable in his skin and surroundings, sturdy and foursquare, attentively leafing through his mail or a book.
Oddly enough, it is easier to develop a trust relationship by listening to your prospective buyer attentively than it is by telling him or her something.
I would certainly like GLBT groups to talk to this administration, and I hope that the Administration will listen attentively.
The boys watched attentively backstage as the girls performed.
The Queen seemed amused by the spheres, which moved along with the Duke's eyebrows as he watched attentively.
It seems to be more common in less attentively edited publications, but its chances of ever becoming standard seem somewhat dim--if only because a phrase like 'couples and families pouring over the racks of home viewing choices' calls to mind such strange images, as of cascading couples and fluid families" (Webster's).
Bacon was certainly well versed in humanist techniques for the storing and recall of information, but whoever reads his work attentively soon notices that when he develops his own program for the renewal of natural philosophy, he leaves humanism behind.
But Bernstein's equivocation on definitions of "difficult"--character-building versus incomprehensible--is not only sloppy logic but also evidence that Bernstein may never have bothered to read Collins attentively and may have no idea how hard Collins works to produce both clarity and complexity.
It is not often that a senior member of parliament sits attentively through each session for one and a half days, then leaves to attend an event in his constituency two hours away, and drives back at 2.
I know this isn't quite what he meant, but I had a joyous image of him sitting in the 100 Acre Wood somewhere, with a queue of squirrels, badgers and foxes lined up on a log, listening attentively as he discussed his vision of the future of Tory Britain.