What Is Attention?
by Kendra Cherry
Attention is a concept studied in cognitive psychology that refers to how we actively process specific information present in our environment. As you are reading this, there are numerous sights, sounds and sensations going on around you – the pressure of your feet against the floor, the sight of the street out of a nearby window, the soft warmth of your shirt, the memory of a conversation you had earlier with a friend.
How do we manage to experience all of these sensations and still focus on just one element of our environment?
According to psychologist and philosopher William James, attention “is the taking possession of the mind, in clear and vivid form, of one out of what may seem several simultaneously possible objects or trains of thoughts…It implies withdrawal from some things in order to deal effectively with others.”
Think of attention as a highlighter. As you read through a section of text in a book, the highlighted section stands out, causing you to focus your interest on that area. Attention allows you to “tune out” information, sensations and perceptions that are not relevant at the moment and instead focus your energy on the information that is important.
Source (Read More): http://psychology.about.com/od/cognitivepsychology/f/attention.htm
Moral Of The Story (And This Is Important Because?)
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If you really wanna witness just how deep The Game can and does get regarding the subject of attention, be sure to thoroughly review Part 1 of this article listed above that was posted last year in November of 2014 to see the progression of this on going City Of Angels real life story.
All that we will share with you today other than what is above is simply that it is good for men and just people in general, to recognize the value of this all important resource known as attention as a thing that one pays just like money, and for women to perhaps place a higher value on the attention that they may receive along with the associated benefits.
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