Category: Like

Attention whore: Who’s paying attention to Trump?

A new study finds that people are paying more attention to the president-elect and his policies when they read the headlines, but that their attention to other subjects is also increasing.A study published Tuesday in the journal Attention found that, in general, people are less attentive to news stories...

What’s the point of a listener who’s not listening to what they’re reading?

The latest Australian Financial Report finds that Australians are spending more time online than ever before, with a whopping 74 per cent of adults saying they spend more time reading, watching or watching TV online.And according to a survey conducted by the research group Deloitte, we’re not just spending...

Selective Attention example

There’s a big difference between attentional blinking and selective attention.Both of these examples focus on something that is already known to us, but only selectively.Inattentive attention is about the process of looking around a room.When we’re not looking at something, we’re looking for the right moment to get a...

When is attention not good for you?

This article was originally published on 12 January 2018.The title was changed on 13 January 2018 to reflect a review of recent research.Follow the links for the article.Attention model is an effective way of measuring the quality of attention.It provides a measure of the amount of time that a...

How words can trigger attention in your brain

New Scientist article A new study has found that people who are given a text that shows a man with an erection is looking at them are more likely to click on it than those who are not given a similar image.The study found that participants were more likely...

How to manage a covert attention campaign

4FourTwo – The new article The US is not the only nation that is using covert attention to influence public opinion.This is a report from the New York Times.The article discusses how US and British intelligence agencies are using social media and other methods to influence the political discourse...

Which country has the highest number of people in care?

A report from the UK-based charity Care4Kids found that the number of adults in care in the UK increased from 4.6 million in 2010 to 4.8 million in 2016.It also found that England has the most adults in foster care with 9.4 million people in that situation, while Wales...