Attention is the process of selecting one aspect of the complex sensory information from the environment to focus on, while disregarding others for the time being.

Webster Dictionary Meaning

1. Attention
- The act or state of attending or heeding; the application of the mind to any object of sense, representation, or thought; notice; exclusive or special consideration; earnest consideration, thought, or regard; obedient or affectionate heed; the supposed power or faculty of attending.
- An act of civility or courtesy; care for the comfort and pleasure of others; as, attentions paid to a stranger.
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