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AUTOMATIC ATTENTION??

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READING DIGITS AFTER ADDRESS IN A PHONE BOOK REPRESENTS AUTOMATIC ATTENTION

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CAN SOMEONE EXPLAIN WHAT AUTOMATIC ATTENTION IS?

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SAW THE FOLLOWING QUESTION...

READING DIGITS AFTER ADDRESS IN A PHONE BOOK REPRESENTS AUTOMATIC ATTENTION

F(SUPPOSEDLY)

CAN SOMEONE EXPLAIN WHAT AUTOMATIC ATTENTION IS?

This is False (unless you spend the whole day reading phone books!)

Automatic attention: The subject becomes skilled at a task and therefore little conscious effort is required. (Revision notes in Psychiatry, Puri et al, 2nd Ed, Pg 16).

Examples of automatic attention would be: walking, driving, eating...

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Thanks. Is supposed to be deficient in some way in dyslexics ( related to automatic lexical recognition?). Can you elaborate?

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