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The Resource How attention works : finding your way in a world full of distraction, Stefan Van der Stigchel ; translated by Danny Guinan

How attention works : finding your way in a world full of distraction, Stefan Van der Stigchel ; translated by Danny Guinan

Label
How attention works : finding your way in a world full of distraction
Title
How attention works
Title remainder
finding your way in a world full of distraction
Statement of responsibility
Stefan Van der Stigchel ; translated by Danny Guinan
Title variation
Finding your way in a world full of distraction
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In How attention works, Stefan Van der Stigchel explains the process of attention and what the implications are for our everyday lives. The visual attention system is efficient, Van der Stigchel writes, because it doesn't waste energy processing every scrap of visual data it receives; it gathers only relevant information. We focus on one snippet of information and assume that everything else is stable and consistent with past experience; that's why most people miss even the most glaring continuity errors in films. If an object doesn't meet our expectations, chances are we won't see it. Van der Stigchel makes his case with examples from real life, explaining, among other things, the limitations of color perception (and why fire trucks shouldn't be red); the importance of location (security guards and radiologists, for example, have to know where to look); the attention-getting properties of faces and spiders; what we can learn from someone else's eye movements; why we see what we expect to see (magicians take advantage of this); and visual neglect and unattended information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stigchel, Stefan van der
Dewey number
153.7/33
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Attention
  • Perception
Target audience
adult
Label
How attention works : finding your way in a world full of distraction, Stefan Van der Stigchel ; translated by Danny Guinan
Instantiates
Publication
Note
First published in The Netherlands under the title Zo werkt aandacht
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1083699187
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 136 pages
Isbn
9780262039260
Lccn
2018018400
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
153.733 ST52 ; XX-N ; [A18BP161, #24, 4@$24.95, DLG/ ].
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1083699187
  • (OCoLC)1083699187
Label
How attention works : finding your way in a world full of distraction, Stefan Van der Stigchel ; translated by Danny Guinan
Publication
Note
First published in The Netherlands under the title Zo werkt aandacht
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1083699187
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 136 pages
Isbn
9780262039260
Lccn
2018018400
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
153.733 ST52 ; XX-N ; [A18BP161, #24, 4@$24.95, DLG/ ].
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1083699187
  • (OCoLC)1083699187

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