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The Oxford Dictionary of Sports Science & Medicine (3 ed.)

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Current Version:
2007
Subject:
Science and technology, Medicine and health
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120 words
The selection of information so that the mind can concentrate on one out of several simultaneously presented objects or trains of thought. Attention involves withdrawal from some things in ... More
attention and awareness

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The Oxford Companion to Consciousness

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2010
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Science and technology, Psychology, Philosophy
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3,377 words
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In normal perception, attention and awareness are hand in glove and thus almost impossible to tell apart. The precise relation ...

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The Oxford Companion to Philosophy (2 ed.)

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2005
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Philosophy
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164 words

As William James says, ‘consciousness goes away from where it is not needed,’ and it seems an everyday truth that ...

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The Oxford Companion to the Mind (2 ed.)

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2006
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Science and technology, Psychology, Philosophy
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2,258 words

The nervous systems of living creatures are subjected to far more stimulation than can be used. On the one hand, ...

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