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Effortless AttentionA New Perspective in the Cognitive Science of Attention and Action$
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Brian Bruya

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780262013840

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262013840.001.0001

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Apertures, Draw, and Syntax: Remodeling Attention

Apertures, Draw, and Syntax: Remodeling Attention

(p.219) 11 Apertures, Draw, and Syntax: Remodeling Attention
Effortless Attention

Brian Bruya

The MIT Press

This chapter develops a model to examine the role of apertures, draws, and syntax (ADS) in remodelling and understanding attention; the model addresses all the concerned observations one by one and helps in a better understanding of effortless attention. The chapter focuses on attention and specific elements involved in attention activities, along with the implications of the ADS model. A way in which researchers categorize attention is that of selective attention and vigilance. Selective attention involves selecting a single task of attention from among many available options, while vigilance involves focusing attention on a selected task. Selective attention is extensively investigated by cognitive scientists making efforts to outline its functional and neurophysiological features; vigilance is investigated jointly with different attention-related deficiencies.

Keywords:   apertures, draws, syntax, implications, selective attention, vigilance

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