Attention

[Revised entry by Christopher Mole on September 1, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Attention is involved in the selective directedness of our mental lives. The nature of this
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[Revised entry by Christopher Mole on September 1, 2017. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Attention is involved in the selective directedness of our mental lives. The nature of this selectivity is one of the principal points of disagreement between the extant theories of attention. Some of the most influential theories treat the selectivity of attention as resulting from limitations in the brain's capacity to process the complex properties of multiple perceptual stimuli. Other theories take the selectivity of attention to be the result of limitations in the thinking subject's capacity to consciously entertain...

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