Dichotic listening
An experimental task in which two messages are presented to different ears.

Divided attention
The ability to flexibly allocate attentional resources between two or more concurrent tasks.

Inattentional blindness
The failure to notice a fully visible object when attention is devoted to something else.

Limited capacity
The notion that humans have limited mental resources that can be used at a given time.

Selective attention
The ability to select certain stimuli in the environment to process, while ignoring distracting information.

A task in which the individual is asked to repeat an auditory message as it is presented.

Subliminal perception
The ability to process information for meaning when the individual is not consciously aware of that information.


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