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Habituation: Attention in Children

Summary: As infants grow, they learn how to pay attention to the things that are most important. In this video, we’ll look at the attentional processes of infants, including the key concepts of habituation and dishabituation.

Cognitive Processes

Summary: Cognitive Processess is the tenth program in the DISCOVERING PSYCHOLOGY series. This program explores the evolution of cognitive psychology and how we take in information. Cognitive psychology spans a vast range of study, from the parts of the brain used in reading to the computer’s impact on the study of how humans think.

New Brain-Test App

Summary: The iPhone app for dichotic listening is called iDichotic and was launched on the App Store in 2011, where it can be downloaded for free. Some 1 year later, more than 1,000 people have downloaded the app, and roughly half have sent their test results to the researchers’ database.

Juggling Inattention Blindness - Royal Institution Christmas Lectures - BBC Four

Summary: In front of a live audience, a gorilla passes through a juggling act unnoticed.

How Divided Attention Affects Multitasking

Summary: In this video, you will see how multitasking results in divided attention.



Simply Psychology: Selective Attention

Summary: Broadbent’s, Treisman’s, and Deutsch and Deutsch Models of Attention are all bottleneck models because they predict we cannot consciously attend to all of our sensory input at the same time.

Psy Blog: The Attentional Spotlight

Summary: Although there are problems with the attentional spotlight and zoom-lens as metaphors, they still provide a useful insight into how our attention can move independently of the eyes.

VeryWell: What Is the Stroop Effect?

Summary: This site contains articles are not only written by experienced doctors, therapists, nurses, and other experts, but vetted for accuracy by board-certified physicians. They explain how the Stroop effect is a phenomenon in which you must say the color of a word but not the name of the word.

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America

Summary: PNAS is one of the world’s most-cited and comprehensive multidisciplinary scientific journals, publishing more than 3,100 research papers annually. They explain how event-related brain potentials (ERPs) provide high-resolution measures of the time course of neuronal activity patterns associated with perceptual and cognitive processes.