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Signal Detection

  • David C. Evans


We aren't simply passive observers when it comes to deciding which of your digital memes to remember for later and which to let slide from working memory. We can't be. Just as it is with our choice of where we direct our gaze, we actively decide, based on our goals of the moment, whether each piece of incoming information is a meaningful "signal" to be attended to and encoded, or a "noisy" distraction to be ignored.


Detection Theory Incoming Information Attentional Capacity Spam Email Passive Observer 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • David C. Evans
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  1. 1.KenmoreUSA

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