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Mechanisms used to protect limited attention.

This solution answers the question as to how we protect our limited attention resources, and how to solve problems with limited attention. It defines attention, and describes how the multimode approach of attention, the bottleneck view, and the capacity approach are used to solve problems with limited attention.

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What mechanisms do you use to protect your limited attention resources?

Attention refers to the constant need to monitor events in one's internal and external environments. "Attention is strategic and actively manipulated as we attempt to examine, consider, manage, and respond to events appropriately" (Robinson-Riegler & Robinson-Riegler, 2008, p. 120). People cannot process everything they see and hear because attention is limited. Because attention is limited; moreover, there must be some type of mechanism(s) ...

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This solution answers the question as to how we protect our limited attention resources, and how to solve problems with limited attention. It defines attention, and describes how the multimode approach of attention, the bottleneck view, and the capacity approach are used to solve problems with limited attention.

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Robinson-Riegler, G., & Robinson-Riegler, B. (2008). Cognitive psychology: Applying the science of mind (2nd ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson/Allyn and Bacon.

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