Friday, 25th April 2014

by Joshua Gaskell

Selective attention, n.

Pronunciation: /sɪˈlɛktɪv əˈtɛnʃən/
Etymology: selective adj. + attention n.

1. Psychol. Applied to the capacity for, or process of, selection manifested by the mind or senses in reacting to certain stimuli and not to others.
2. Pol. The ability to ignore sentences that begin, ‘Downing Street has responded by saying…’

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