The difference between Selective attention and selective inattention.


I know if you focus on something(selective attention)you are also not focusing on something (selective inattention ). How would you explain these two concepts separately?

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Selective attention I think of as someone or something that ignores most things, to focus on the handful of things wants.

Selective inattention would be the opposite. Someone or something that responds to most inputs, but selective ignores a handful.