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10 Things You Might Not Know About Attention

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

The better we understand attention, the better we’re able to support learning. So what do we need to know about attention? I’ve been digging around the research, and here’s what I think is valuable.

1. Attention can be thought of as a limited resource. 

Attention is a limited cognitive resource that can be consciously allocated to various tasks. Attention has important constraints that affect memory and learning. First, people have a limited ability to pay attention; fatig

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