GRE (Graduate Record Examinations) Psychology Sensation and Perception-Attention Study Material (Page 1 of 3)

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Attention: Concept & Definitions and Models


Concept & Definitions

According to Damville, attention is the concentration of consciousness upon one subject rather than another.

According to Ross, attention is the process of getting an object of thought clearly before the mind.

Attention is best described as the sustained focus of cognitive res

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Attention: Overt and Covert Attention and Characteristics of Attention


Overt and Covert Attention

Attention may be differentiated according to its status as ‘overt’ versus ‘covert’.

Overt Attention: It is the act of directing sense organs towards a stimulus source.

Covert Attention: It is the act of mentally focusing on one of several possible sensory stimuli. Covert attention is thought to be a neural process that enhances the signal f

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