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  Attention - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Attention can also be split, as when a person drives a car, puts on makeup, and talks on a cell phone at the same time.
In the 1950s, psychologists renewed their interest in attention when the dominant epistomology shifted from Positivism to Realism during what has come to be known as the cognitive revolution (Harré, 2002).
Covert attention is thought to be a neural process that enhances the signal from a particular part of the sensory panorama.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Attention   (1713 words)

 Attention - WikEd
Attention may be conscious in that some stimului are actively selected out of the total input, though we are not explicitly aware of the factors which cause us to perceive only some small part of the total input of stimuli (Reber and Reber, 2001, p.62).
In other words, attention is an act or process of focusing on one or more information in the content of one's consciousness to provide special clearance to essentials by restricting one's sensory input from the environment's unwanted aspects(http://www.geocities.com/cncntrtn/index).
Attention play an important role to get students to clearly understand a concept and to keep their students minds to keep processing.
wik.ed.uiuc.edu /index.php/Attention   (1173 words)

 Attention Info - Encyclopedia WikiWhat.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Attention in its colloquial sense is conscious concentration on something, such as listening carefully to what someone is saying, or noticing something.
Again, your attentional system is required: while it was helping you to concentrate by filtering out the noises coming through the window, the sensations from your body, maybe even the growing hunger you would otherwise have felt just moments ago, it now has to shift from the book to the phone.
It thus becomes clear that there are several levels and areas of attention that have to be distinguished when studying attention scientifically: Visual and auditory attention, top-down and bottom-up controlled attention, and so on.
www.wikiwhat.com /encyclopedia/a/at/attention.html   (390 words)

 Attention - Encyclopedia Dramatica
In that case, it is acceptable for him to gather extra attention by posting a thread in praise of his alter ego, rather than waiting for the stunned community members to do so.
Mention that you think you are being stalked or were almost raped in a forum for feminists.
You may be surprised when people are gullible enough to send you presents and you will certainly gather attention.
www.encyclopediadramatica.com /index.php/Attention   (338 words)

 Classics in the History of Psychology -- James (1890) Chapter 11
Attention, implying a degree of reactive spontaneity, would seem to break through the circle of pure receptivity which constitutes 'experience,' and hence must not be spoken of under penalty of interfering with the smoothness of the tale.
In myself the 'backward retraction' which is felt during attention to ideas of memory, etc., seems to be principally constituted by the feeling of an actual rolling outwards and upwards of the eyeballs, such as occurs in sleep, and in the exact opposite of their behavior when we look at a physical thing.
If attention be the reproduction of the sensation from within, the habit of reading not merely with the eye, and of listening not merely with the ear, but of articulating to one's self the words seen or heard, ought to deepen one's attention to the latter.
psychclassics.yorku.ca /James/Principles/prin11.htm   (19058 words)

 CDL's Attention Deficit Page
Attention is a complex cognitive process that consists of several components.
Finally, attention allows us to stop and think before we do or say something, e.g., inhibit an impulse to do something inappropriate and think about all of the options and their consequences.
Attention is the first step in the learning process because we must attend to something before we can understand or learn it.
www.cdl.org /for_families/common_concerns/attention_deficit.htm   (439 words)

 Nick Bradbury: AttentionTrust.org
Last week saw the launch of AttentionTrust.org, a non-profit hatched by Seth Goldstein, Steve Gillmor and Hank Barry which is "dedicated to promoting the basic rights of attention owners." I'm honored to be serving on the initial board of AttentionTrust.org, along with Dick Costolo and Clay Shirky.
I think part of the problem is that those of us who write about attention tend to be talking to people who already understand the concept, so I'll write this on the assumption that you have no idea what I'm talking about.
In a nutshell, the idea is that your attention data - that is, data that describes what you're paying attention to - has value, and because it has value, when you give someone your attention you should expect to be given something in return.
nick.typepad.com /blog/2005/08/attentiontrusto.html   (649 words)

 The Attention Economy: The Natural Economy of the Net   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
There is a net flow of attention towards me. If this is a reasonably polite group, there may be no great competition for your attention at the moment, but nonetheless, if there were, you would have to choose, or someone else, say the chair, would.
In a full attention economy practically all organizations will be basically temporary, either communities in which attention is shared around pretty equally, or, more often, entourages of fans who form around one or a few stars to help them achieve the performances they are attempting.
If the whole world is an attention economy, then making material goods, growing food from scratch in a garden or on a farm, or obtaining resources in any other fashion, and ultimately turning these over to you can be a direct act of attention paying.
firstmonday.org /issues/issue2_4/goldhaber/index.html   (8870 words)

 TIP: Concepts   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Attention is a major topic of study in psychology and is closely related to the subject of consciousness which was the principal focus of the early psychologists such as Wilhelm Wundt and William James.
In his Conditions of Learning theory, Gagne suggests that gaining the attention of the student is the first step in successful instruction.
He concludes that there are two types of arousal: a passive and general system that can raise or lower the overall level of attention, and a specific, compensatory system that allows attention to be focused on certain task or environmental stimuli.
tip.psychology.org /attend.html   (358 words)

 Technorati Tag: attention
Attention at easychild.com Learn how to manage ADHD kids behavior and change arguing into earning.
Attention Meetup TOMORROW, Thursday, June 1st, San Francisco
Attention Meetup TOMORROW, Thursday, June 1st, San Francisco Submitted by edbatista on Wed, 2006-05-31 15:29.
www.technorati.com /tags/attention   (485 words)

 Article Template
Attention can be directed through carefully designed changes.
Once voluntary attention is given, the processing of information is already underway.
Once conscious attention is paid, there is a change in the way information is processed.
coe.sdsu.edu /eet/Articles/attngetting/start.htm   (435 words)

 AlterNet: Attention!
Consumers and producers of the attention economy are the inverse of those in the cash economy.
Those of us who work with so called "attention deficits" already sensed that mental clutter produces more high-confidence errors---that is why ADHD kids are as dangerously close to crash (of the ego and other mental systems) as people on the web all day.
Being a soccer ref and "attention different" I can tell you all about hi-confidence calls in the beautiful game and the intense clutter that always seems to surround any call in the penalty area.
www.alternet.org /columnists/story/32963   (1354 words)

 fUSION Anomaly. Attention
When a content lifted into attention is coherent or fitting with the context of interest, i.e., when it has some bearing on the context of the relationship to it, then one says that this content is 'relevant'; and of course, when it does not fit in this way, it is said to be 'irrelevant'.
According to Benjamin the mass reception of art is accompanied by a steady decline in the attention given to the individual work of art: music has become environmental sound, the radio produces ambience, the quality of which can be measured by the ease with which it goes in one ear and out the other.
focus attention in the moment, not to betray attention into expectation born of abstraction or regret, born of misplaced assumption, or rememberance born of boredom and
fusionanomaly.net /attention.html   (3132 words)

 O'Reilly Radar > ETech: Seth Goldstein
There's a definition we came to that suggests that influence is the amount of attention you get relative to the amount of attention you give.
Attention trust was founded by a great board of directors.
Because for an advertiser, attention profiles of single individuals are useless until they can be clustered into manageable "packs" of sales leads.
radar.oreilly.com /archives/2006/03/etech_seth_goldstein.html   (999 words)

 WSBTV.com - Health Encyclopedia - Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) is the most commonly diagnosed behavioral disorder of childhood, affecting an estimated 3-5% of school aged children.
To be diagnosed with ADHD, children should have at least 6 attention symptoms or 6 activity/impulsivity symptoms -- to a degree beyond what would be expected for children their age.
The symptoms must be present for at least 6 months, observable in 2 or more settings, and not caused by another problem.
www.wsbtv.com /encyclopedia/6862179/detail.html   (1027 words)

 elliptical . . . » Blog Archive » Attention in OPML (again)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Now look at the attention data that AttentionTrust’s attention recorder is recording for me. My online click-attention file currently has more than 10000 rows, and that’s just since 2005-11-16, so about 2 weeks’ worth of data.
What I want is for my agregator and other tools that pay attention to my attention to know about the aggregation of that data - the information contained therein [if the distinction’s unclear - and it shouldn’t be - see Data versus information].
Aggregators are going to have to play here too, since so much of our attention data will be collected there, and I’m beginning to think that all of this means that there won’t be one data format we can use across attention-aware platforms.
kinrowan.net /blog/wp/archives/2005/12/02/attention-in-opml-nick-bradbury-on-attentiontech   (1099 words)

 EET Templates
This may be by using distinct visual stimuli related to the topic or to introduce or highlight a topic by using examples such as stories or biographies.
The goal is to grab your learner's attention by tying the topic to concrete examples.
Gaining your learner's attention is relatively easy; the key is to grab and then maintain their attention at an optimal level, having them neither bored by the instruction nor overstimulated by it.
coe.sdsu.edu /eet/Articles/attention/start.htm   (496 words)

Attention is the best band you have never heard of.
Somehow in the midst of their whirlwind touring schedule another Attention album was recorded and released, this time for the Japanese fans who had been showing strong support even in the absence of any activity.
The experience rekindled a desire to bring Attention's music to the masses and the four friends have set their sights on bigger and better things for 2006.
www.myspace.com /attention   (938 words)

In this article, we discuss three major attention theories and why they are relevant to instructional design.
The multimode theory of attention builds on the two prior theories and adds a new dimension called, "mode of selection." Mode of selection can be viewed on a continuum with "early mode" on one end and "late mode" on the other.
A couple of things happen as you move from early to late mode of selection: the bottleneck shifts to filter input after pattern recognition, and attention capacity decreases.
coe.sdsu.edu /eet/Articles/attntheory/start.htm   (500 words)

 Play Attention Training System (ADHD ADD)- Bringing Life into Focus
Play Attention® uses special games that don’t require a joystick to play, instead working on brainpower.
Based on the same technology NASA uses to train their astronauts, Play Attention® builds skill sets that are vital to everyday activities- from staying organized, to filtering out distractions, to listening more attentively in class.
After working with Play Attention® for a few months, Brady began to finish his homework without a fight; what used to take hours was done in 10 minutes!
www.playattention.com   (536 words)

 About | AttentionTrust.org
When you pay attention to something (and when you ignore something), data is created.
This "attention data" is a valuable resource that reflects your interests, your activities and your values, and it serves as a proxy for your attention.
Build a community of individuals and organizations that will guarantee users' rights to own, move, and exchange their attention data, in a transparent environment that gives users the freedom to decide how their data will be used.
www.attentiontrust.org /about   (337 words)

 Attention - Learnativity
While I create a page dedicated to Attention and the Attention Economy (based on my talks and writings), I want to point you to a vast number of articles and resources on Attention available to you today.
Attention is what's in short supply." A terrific new book.
Education and learning activities, and elearning in particular, are major consumers of attention.
www.learnativity.com /attention.html   (1000 words)

 » Waiting for Attention… or something like it | Steve Gillmor's InfoRouter | ZDNet.com
A week ago, attention seemed to be on a lot of minds at the O'Reilly ETech conference.
Once attention is recorded inside a Firefox/Thunderbird hybrid (which we have discussed, most recently at ETech), attention metadata can be harvested wherever it appears in the wild (the browser) across Bloglines, RoJo, MyYahoo, and potential RSS clouds such as GMail.
Hank Barry and I are in the process of establishing a foundation to secure that data and the spec for the users who contribute it.
blogs.zdnet.com /Gillmor/index.php?p=74   (3086 words)

 Research | AttentionTrust.org
Any time you pay attention to something (and any time you ignore something), data is created.
There are careful distinctions between data, meta data and attention, that I am still trying to figure out.
We realize that attention is imperfectly defined and are mindful of the difficult questions being asked.
www.attentiontrust.org /research   (288 words)

 How to Save the World
Our chronic attention deficit is not solely the fault of those who would exploit it for commercial or political gain, however.
It is the job of management to pay attention to the individuals who work for them, and to remove obstacles that prevent them from paying attention to individual customers.
Management, likewise, can stop paying attention to planning exercises, group meetings, and the other usual diversions of management and focus all their time and attention on their customer, the employee, listening and solving individual problems and getting rid of obstacles to them doing their job.
blogs.salon.com /0002007/2005/06/07.html#a1171   (1601 words)

 Alex Barnett blog : Attention podcast : Attention with Steve Gillmor, Joshua Porter and Alex Barnett
In 2003 he, along with David Sifry (CEO of Technorati), initiated the attention.xml efforts and has since taken on the role as president of the non-profit Attention Trust.
Attention for the masses and the edge cases (35:00)
Excellent quote from Joshua Schachter of del.icio.us: andquot;Aggregation is often a focus of attention (latest, most active, etc.) As the population gets larger, the bias drifts; del.icio.us/popular becomes less interesting to the original community members.
blogs.msdn.com /alexbarn/archive/2006/02/08/528380.aspx   (659 words)

 Template:Attention - Wikidata M2   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Normally this template, which should be added to a talk page, only takes one parameter, which is a short phrase describing the problem.
It page is then added to the general Category:Articles needing attention.
To the entered parameter is added needing attention, so giving the second parameter as f ex DefinedMeanings causes the article to end up in Category:DefinedMeanings needing attention.
epov.org /wd-gemet/index.php/Template:Attention   (170 words)

 Misunderstood Minds . Attention | PBS
Attention and the ability to focus are requirements for success in school.
How problems with attention may mask other issues.
How to help students with attention difficulties, in the classroom or at home.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/misunderstoodminds/attention.html   (69 words)

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