Attention is a cognitive and behavioral process involving a focus, allocation, and filtering of information. Or “the allocation of limited brain processing resources”.


Factoids tagged with "Attention"

Sleeping on a Problem Helps You Solve it Fact

Sleeping on a problem works. Studies show a positive correlation between sleep and cognitive function. Contemplating a problem and then “sleeping on it” can result in better problem solving

We Learn Best by Being Taught Myth

The best way to learn isn’t “being taught”, its mixing self-directed learning with the roles of student, peer, and teacher in different social settings.

People Can Multitask Effectively Myth

People can’t multitask effectively. Giving simultaneous attention to tasks, or alternating and dividing attention between tasks, reduces the performance of at least one task.

Thoughts Can Create Reality Myth

Our thoughts can shape our inner reality and outward perceptions of things (neuroplasticity), but to affect or create a reality outside ourselves, we must interact with the world and communicate our thoughts.

Thoughts Can “Rewire” Your Brain Fact

Thoughts and other stimuli can “rewire” our brain by strengthening useful synaptic pathways and weakening less used ones, this is called neuroplasticity (AKA learning and memory).

If You Build it, They Will Come Myth

If you build it, you increase the odds of them coming. In other words, if you put thought and energy into a project you increase the likelihood of success.