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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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September 27th 2021

actor/observer biases

 theserefer to the tendency for (a) ‘actors’ to explain their own behaviour in situationalterms and (b) observers to explain the behaviour of others in dispositional (person) terms.