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Attention and language

2 videos
6B: Have you ever tried to multi-task while frantically aiming to finish a large project? The phone goes off, you get a text message, all while you try to finish an essay or read a book. In an increasingly busy world, our attention is frequently distracted by so many inputs. Here you will explore the concept of selective and divided attention, as well as the role of language in cognition and development in our lives.

Divided attention, selective attention, inattentional blindness, & change blindness

VIDEO 6:42 minutes
Learn about divided attention, selective attention, inattentional blindness, & change blindness. By Carole Yue.

Theories of selective attention

VIDEO 5:01 minutes
Learn about the three major theories of selective attention. By Carole Yue.