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What does 'attention' mean to you? This free course, Attention, will help you to examine how we 'pay attention'. How do we manage to single out sounds and images that require attention and how easy is it to distract someone and why.

Course learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • understand different cognitive psychological aproaches used to examine such forms of attention as attention to regions of space, attention to objects and attention for action
  • summarise the different cognitive psychological approaches under a fairly abstract definition of the term
  • understand how ideas about attention have changed and diversified over the last fifty years and how well they have stood up to examination.

First Published: 10/08/2012

Updated: 25/08/2017

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