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The attentional focus and conscious awareness

Nelson Cowan

in Attention and Memory: An Integrated Framework

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195119107
eISBN:
9780199870097
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195119107.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This is a broad-ranging chapter seeking evidence relating the focus of attention to conscious awareness. The concept of a unitary focus of attention includes the notion that there is a limited ... More


Timing, resources, and interference: attentional modulation of time perception

Scott W. Brown

in Attention and Time

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199563456
eISBN:
9780191701863
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563456.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter describes a research that investigated the attentional modulation of time perception. It explains that this research involved various techniques for modifying attention to time including ... More


Effortless Motor Learning?: An External Focus of Attention Enhances Movement Effectiveness and Efficiency

Gabriele Wulf and Rebecca Lewthwaite

in Effortless Attention: A New Perspective in the Cognitive Science of Attention and Action

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013840
eISBN:
9780262269438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013840.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter focuses on the effect of external attention resources on effortless movements of individuals and concerned importance in enhancing the effectiveness and efficiency of such movements. It ... More


Monitoring a Nuclear Power Plant

Kim J. Vicente

in Attention: From Theory to Practice

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195305722
eISBN:
9780199847723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305722.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Monitoring a nuclear power plant (NPP)—even under normal operations—seems like an impossibly difficult attention task. Given that “the limitations of human attention represent one of the formidable ... More


Prospective Memory, Concurrent Task Management, and Pilot Error

Key Dismukes and Jessica Nowinski

in Attention: From Theory to Practice

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195305722
eISBN:
9780199847723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305722.003.0016
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

In everyday life, we are all susceptible to forgetting to perform intended actions. These everyday lapses are mainly annoying and sometimes embarrassing, but in the operational world memory lapses ... More


The impact of symbolic representations on chimpanzee cognition

Sarah T. Boysen

in Rational Animals?

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198528272
eISBN:
9780191689529
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198528272.003.0022
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter examines the role of symbol training in facilitating the cognitive performance of enculturated chimpanzees. It argues that ... More


What do estimates of working memory capacity tell us?

Nelson Cowan, Candice C. Morey, Zhijian Chen, and Michael Bunting

in The Cognitive Neuroscience of Working Memory

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198570394
eISBN:
9780191693816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570394.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Working memory can be viewed as the collection of mental processes that preserve a limited amount of information in an especially accessible form, long enough for it to be of use in ongoing cognitive ... More


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