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lack of attention.
selective inattention
2. the ignoring or otherwise screening out of stimuli that are threatening, anxiety-producing, or felt to be unimportant.


Lack of attention; negligence.

behavior management: overactivity/inattention

a nursing intervention from the Nursing Interventions Classification (NIC) defined as provision of a therapeutic milieu that safely accommodates the patient's attention deficit and/or overactivity while promoting optimal function. See also Nursing Interventions Classification.


1. Neglect, e.g., of sensory stimuli.
2. Distractibility.

unilateral inattention

An inability to recognize stimulation provided to the side of the body or the visual field damaged by a stroke in the nondominant hemisphere of the brain. Sometimes called visual inattention or visual unilateral inattention. Synonym: neglect, altitudinal; neglect, hemispatial See: hemi-inattention; unilateral spatial agnosia
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In our study, we found out that inattention scores were statistically higher in the ADHD group than in others.
The difference between the comparison group and each of the epilepsy subgroups (ILE, IGE, SE, SE+, and S/UE) was significant for the total difficulties score and for 3 of the difficulties subscales (hyperactivity / inattention, emotional symptoms, and conduct problems).
The study found that children with SPD and inattention/hyperactivity performed worse at baseline on measures of cognition as well as the neurological measure (midline frontal theta power), compared to typically developing children and the SPD children who did not meet the inattention criteria.
The primary aim was to determine if supplementation reduced parental reports of hyperactivity and inattention, using the Conner Parent Rating Scales (CPRS).
In addition to hyperactivity and inattention, heavily sugared beverages also impact childhood obesity, notes Ickovics, and sugar-sweetened beverages are a leading cause of added calories in the diets of obese children.
Their parent-rated ADHD inattention and hyperactivity oppositional defiant disorder, school performance, and adaptive functioning improved, as did their teacher-rated ADHD inattention and school performance.
To address these needs, this study evaluated the efficacy of using an activity mini-schedule during circle time on the inattention of young children with hearing loss who had received cochlear implants and who displayed a range of communication abilities.
It could have been that Phillip had a moment of inattention.
And the researchers found that inattention was strongly linked to under-attainment whilst impulsivity was positively related to attainment for similar levels of inattention.
The concept of rational inattention makes economic models more complex, but it helps economists to study economic expectations.
According to a research report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI), nearly 80 percent of crashes and 65 percent of near-crashes involved some form of driver inattention within three seconds before the event.
It is about a dreadful crash that wiped out a generation of one family and was due to one driver's inattention.