Attentional capture and attentional character

Attentional character is a way of thinking about what is relevant in a human life, what is meaningful and how it becomes so. This paper introduces the concept of attentional character through a redefinition of attentional capture as achievement. It looks freshly at the attentional capture debate in the current cognitive sciences literature through the lens of Aron Gurwitsch’s gestalt-phenomenology. Attentional character is defined as an initially limited capacity for attending in a given environment and is located within the sphere of attention, primarily as an irrelevant centering in attending.
Keywords Attentional capture  Attentional character  Gurwitsch  Subjectivity  Gestalt-phenomenology
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DOI 10.1007/s11097-008-9093-3
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