This learning object is a Spring 2011 videotaped lecture on Attention. The lecturer is John Gabrieli of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the lecture is part of the MIT OpenCourseWare (MIT OCW) initiative. This particular lecture has a run time of 42:19, and it is Lecture #7 in a 24—part series of lectures from Introduction to Psychology.
The provided description notes that the lecture addresses the following key questions.
• Do you ever get distracted when you are supposed to be focused?
• Why do we pay attention to something?
• How are we able to pay attention to certain things while ignoring others?
NOTE: All of the lectures in this series incorporate closed captioning.