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Attention: Attention is the cognitive process of selectively focusing on specific information or stimuli from the environment, while filtering out others. It plays a crucial role in perception and cognition.
Annotation: The above characterizations of concepts are neither definitions nor exhausting presentations of problems related to them. Instead, they are intended to give a short introduction to the contributions below. – Lexicon of Arguments.

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Marvin Minsky on Attention - Dictionary of Arguments

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Attention/Artificial Intelligence/Minsky: When several objects move at once, it's hard to keep track of them all. We're forced to focus on a few while losing track of all the rest. What causes these phenomena? I'll argue that they're aspects of the processes we use to control our short-term memories.
Machines: The ability to focus attention could start with some machinery for keeping track of simple polynemes for object-things. In later stages, an IT could represent more complex processes or scripts that keep track of entire Trans-actions with their various pronomes for Objects, Origins, Destinations, Obstacles, Trajectories, and Purposes.
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Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments
The note [Concept/Author], [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] resp. "problem:"/"solution:", "old:"/"new:" and "thesis:" is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.

Minsky I
Marvin Minsky
The Society of Mind New York 1985

Minsky II
Marvin Minsky
Semantic Information Processing Cambridge, MA 2003

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