Divided Attention In A Football Game

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Sitting in a stadium watching a football game requires being able to focus attention on the game while distractions interfere with your focus. “Our visual surroundings typically include a multitude of objects that differ in their location, shapes and constituent features. Specific objects may be selected for detailed examination and perceptual enhancement by directing attention to their locations or their identifying features” (Schoenfield, Hopf, Merkel, Heinze, & Hillyard, 2014). At a football game there is a lot going on that requires “divided attention – which is the distribution of attention among two or more tasks” (Goldstein, 2015, p. 100). During the game, some of my attention will be object- based focused like keeping track of
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