Attention and information processing

Attention and information processingLearning outcomes:


By the end of this module you should be able to:


  • define basic models of attention and information processing


  • describe some of the tasks used to measure attention


  • identify how attentional deficits may give rise to psychotic symptoms


  • explain some of the therapies used to aid recovery of attentional deficits


  • describe how attentional deficits manifest in non-psychotic disorders


  • use your learning from this module in your clinical practice


  • describe some of the important experiments and literature which give rise to the learning gained in this module.


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Download take-home notes to print and annotate

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Reading listKey reading: selected texts to read with this module


The exam syllabus

Exam syllabus 

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