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attenuatormodel of attention

 Treisman's proposal that, instead of selecting one channel andblocking the others, the filtering mechanism (a) selects one channel and passes it on forsemantic analysis, and (b) allows the unattended channels through for processing but in weakened(attenuated) form.

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June 21st 2021

pervasive developmentdisorder (PDD)

refers to a group of five disorders characterised by delays inthe development of multiple basic functions includingsocialisation andcommunication. The most commonly known PDD is autism.