Course Description

Course Name

Attention and Response Selection

Session: VSOS3221

Hours & Credits

3 Credits

Prerequisites & Language Level

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.


Course Description and Objective
This course examines the way in which we concentrate one source of
information and ignore the other sources of information in environment. The
course will begin with an introduction of the attentional processes and the
common approaches that are used to study attention. This will be followed by
a presentation of the visual and auditory attention, inhibition phenomena,
multiple-task performance. The course will also include an examination of the
individual difference, physiological approach to attention, and attentional
disease. The format of the course will include lectures, in-class discussion,
and independent assignments. In this course, you are going to learn methods
of research, current data, and current theories in the field of human attention.
This course is based on neurosciences, computational modeling, and human
factors, as well as cognitive psychology

The objective of the course is for you will:

  • Be able to understand what attention is
  • Be able to understand its manifestations and its functions
  • Be able to define, utilize, and report on the research methods associated with attention
  • Understand the underlying neural processes of attention


*Course content subject to change