Reference Terms
from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Attention

Attention is the cognitive process of selectively concentrating on one thing while ignoring other things.

Attention is one of the most intensely studied topics within psychology and cognitive neuroscience.

Of the many cognitive processes associated with the human mind (decision-making, memory, emotion, etc), attention is considered the most concrete because it is tied so closely to perception.

As such, it is a gateway to the rest of cognition.

Note:   The above text is excerpted from the Wikipedia article "Attention", which has been released under the GNU Free Documentation License.
Related Stories
 

Share This Page:


Mind & Brain News
July 7, 2015

Latest Headlines
updated 12:56 pm ET