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allocation of capacity

 

 

 

when limited amount of capacity is distributed to various task.

 

 

 

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arousal

a physiological state that influences the distribution of mentally capacity to various tasks.

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attenuation

a decrease in the perceived loudness of an unattended message.

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automatic processing

performing mental operations that require very little mental effort.

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bottleneck theory

a theory that attempts to explain how people select information when some information processing stage become overloaded with too much information.

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capacity theory

a theory that proposes that we have a limited amount of mental effort to distribute across tasks, so there are limitations on the number of tasks we can perfomr at the same time.

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concentration

investing mental effort in one or more task.

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contextual effect

the influence of the surrounding context on the recognition of patterns.

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enduring disposition

an automatic influence where people direct their attention

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filter model

the proposition that bottleneck occurs at the pattern recognition stage and that attention determines what information reaches the pattern recognition stage.

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incidental learning

learning that occurs when we do not make a conscious effort to learn

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late-selection model

proposal that the bottleneck occurs when information is selected for memory

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limited-capacity perceptual channel

the pattern recognition stage of Broadbent's model, which protected by the filter (attention) from becoming overloaded with too much perceptual information.

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mental effort

the amount of mental capacity required to perform a task

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momentary intention

a conscious decision to allocate attention to certain task or aspects of te environment

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multimode theory

a theory that proposes that people's intentions and the demands of the task determine the information-processing stage at which information is selected

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selectivity

the selective aspects of attention we pay attention to some aspectsw of our environment and ignore other aspects

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shadowing

an experimental method that requires people to repeat the attended message out loud

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stroop effect

the finding that it takes longer to name the color of theink a work is printed in when the word is the name of a competing color (for example, the word red printed in blue ink)

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subsidiary task

a task that typically measures how quickly people can react to target stimulus to evaluate the capcity demands of the primary task

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threshold

the minimal amount of activation required to become consciously aw3are of a stimulus

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Broadbent

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How is mental effort measured?

Amount of blood flow in parts of the brain as measured by an fMRI. (46)

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Describe Broadbent's study.

Subjects wore headphones and heard different numbers in each ear. When asked to report back the numbers they listed them by ear.

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What is a limitation of the filter model?

the sensory store would have to last fairly long to operate as proposed by the filter model.

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Broadbents helped develop which model of attention?

The filter model.

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Shadowing helped to support which model?

Filter model.

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Who developed the idea of threshold and selective filter?

Treisman

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Can the threshold for specific words/topics be changed.

Yes, context and expectations can momentarily lower a threshold.

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Name the 5 people who explored the bottleneck theory.

Broadbent, Treisman, Deutsch and Deutsch, and Norman.