A mechanical model for human attention and immediate memory


Broadbent, D. E. (Psychological Review, 1957)

Broadbent, D. E. (Psychological Review, 1957)

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/h0047313


A mechanical model is described, to act as an easy introduction to a formal theory of attention and immediate memory in information theory terms. A number of deductions from the theory which agree with experimental results on human beings are given as descriptions of the behavior of the model.

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