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date: 04 August 2020

Attentional Processes in Sport and Performance 

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology
Aidan MoranAidan Moran, John TonerJohn Toner

We are constantly bombarded by more information than we can assimilate consciously. Therefore, during every waking moment of our lives, we face decisions about which stimuli to prioritize and which ones to ignore. Compounding this selection dilemma is the fact that the information clamoring for our attention includes not only events that happen in the world around us but also experiences that originate in the subjective domain of our own thoughts and feelings. Is it any wonder, therefore, that we can process only a fraction of the rich kaleidoscope of information and experiences available to us from our senses, our thoughts, our memories, and our imagination? Historically, psychologists use the term ... ...

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