from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of or pertaining to attention; due to or conditioned by attention.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective of or pertaining to attention.

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  • adjective Of or pertaining to attention

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  • adjective of or relating to attention


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  • With things that don't fit what we call the attentional-control set, you can look directly at them, getting stimulation on your retina, and yet they won't reach your awareness. "

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  • It is also involved in a variety of complex behaviors, such as attentional focusing (the ability to concentrate attention on environmental cues relevant to the task in hand, or to switch attention from one task to another).

    Later On

  • As parents, Dr. Thompson claims that there are four things we can do to help children gain good attentional abilities:

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  • As a footnote to the above, you might be interested in this video clip, in which an educator (Howard Rheingold) grapples with the notion that learners now feel “entitled” to check their email, tweet, google, text, etc – and that the classroom is a “marketplace” in which different attentional foci must compete.

    A is for Attention « An A-Z of ELT

  • Another issue is that older people can be susceptible to attentional lapses, whereby a simple lack of attention during key moments can lead to forgetfulness.

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  • Evidence suggests that such attentional lapses are an important contributor to the memory difficulties experienced by older adults.

    Can memory improve with age?

  • The current growth of multitasking, for instance, may help select for just such attentional agility.

    The Science of Success

  • Yet attentional restlessness can serve people well in environments that reward sensitivity to new stimuli.

    The Science of Success

  • A painting often just fades into the attentional background.

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  • The researchers told some students that their learning style hurt performance on tests, because of "lower levels of attentional functioning," and told others that their learning styles didn't affect test performance.

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