I don’t have a ton of time to write tonight — I’m busy preparing for a webinar on Literacy and Blogging for the Alaska Staff Development Network — but I wanted to share a concept that I picked up from Howard Rheingold’s newest book, Netsmart- How to Survive and Thrive Online.

It’s called Attentional Blink:

(click to enlarge, download and find original image credit here)


That’s important stuff, isn’t it?  I know that I sure struggle to stay focused on a single task in a world where I’m surrounded by interruptions that are waiting to happen.

So what are YOU doing to teach your kids to concentrate?


Original Image Credit: Untitled by Louis Rabin


Licensed Creative Commons Attribution on February 5, 2013

Term Attentional Blink comes from P. Sven Arvidson, “A Lexicon of Attention: From Cognitive Science to Phenomenology,” Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences 2, no. 2 (2003): 99-132

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