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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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They took the baby rats born from inattentive mothers and had them raised by attentive, caring mothers, and, in turn, took the baby rats from the attentive, caring mothers and had those offspring be raised by inattentive mothers.
But by either diagnostic standard, there is scientific evidence showing that other factors besides a child's behavior can play a role in whether he or she is deemed hyperactive or inattentive.
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Additional tips, graphs, charts, and labeled photographs, such as an image of a study zone for the Disorganized, an example of a project planning guide for the Procrastinator, and an example of a break reward log for the Inattentive make each plan clear throughout the chapters.
Nearly a year after a small Paradise road was severely damaged by an inattentive driver, the Town of Paradise may finally be putting the $126,000 of insurance settlements to the streets.
The disorder is one of the most common behavioural problems in children, causing them to be restless, impulsive, and inattentive.
Our team of traffic prosecutors will ask the traffic court to confiscate the driving licences of inattentive and reckless drivers for three months to two years, besides punishing them with a fine and/or imprisonment.
This Sailor was inattentive, alone, and not adhering to standard safety practices.
However, students might log in to an online course when they are fatigued or inattentive.