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To cover some of the concept of attention we shall follow an approximately historical sequence, showing how generations of psychologists have tackled the issues and gradually refined and developed their theories. You will discover that initially there seemed to them to be only one role for attention, but that gradually it has been implicated in an ever-widening range of mental processes.

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1-1 Auditory Attention - Disentangling sounds

1-2 Auditory Attention - Attending to sounds

1-3 Visual Attention - Knowing About Unseen Information

1-4 The Effects of Irrelevant Speech

1-5 The Effects of Brain Damage on Attention


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