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results when the conscious mind changes focus to sudden changes in the environment (big sound, intensity of light, unique situation etc.). The person is not prepared for the attention and the attention is not under control of the individual. The persons attention is less concerned with motives, interests, and needs and the stimulus is usually more important than any functional factors.
Attention
NPicchetti about six years ago.

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Tasks that are asserted to measure involuntary attention

TaskContrast Measure

Posner cueing task
  • incongruent response time - congruent response time
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  • congruent response time - uncued response time
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"Initial definition from http://visionapexcollege.blogspot.com/2010/10/psychology-attention.html"
NPicchetti (about six years ago)

Term History

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Definition contributed by NPicchetti about six years ago:results when the conscious mind changes focus to sudden changes in the environment (big sound, intensity of light, unique situation etc.). The person is not prepared for the attention and the attention is not under control of the individual. The persons attention is less concerned with motives, interests, and needs and the stimulus is usually more important than any functional factors. (http://visionapexcollege.blogspot.com/2010/10/psychology-attention.html)

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Definition contributed by SAdministrator about eight years ago:No definition submitted yet

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