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The Limits of Attention: Temporal Constraints in Human Information Processing

Kimron Shapiro


For psychologists and cognitive neuroscientists interested in ‘attention’, the issue of the limits of our attentional mechanisms is one of great importance — what are the temporal constraints when we attend to and process information? How well can we switch our attention from one task to another, or from one sensory modality to another? In what circumstances can the presentation of one stimulus prevent the recognition of a further stimulus? By seeking answers to such questions, we can learn about the systems underlying such attentional processes, develop more accurate models of our attentional ... More

Keywords: psychologists, cognitive neuroscientists, attention limits, attentional processes, attentional mechanisms, consciousness

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Print publication date: 2001 Print ISBN-13: 9780198505150
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198505150.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kimron Shapiro, editor
School of Psychology, University of Wales, Bangor

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