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attention span

[ə′ten·shən ‚span]
(psychology)
The period of time a person is able to concentrate his attentions on a given item, usually with respect to learning.
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Kid Koala, brains and dextrous digits behind Short Attention Span Theatre -in Birmingham tomorrow night and (top left) an illustration from his comic book
This also has led them to adopt short attention spans and live with a very stressed and tiring lifestyle.
Now you go to school to serve a life sentence of what I regards as mainly dumbed down education that only requires a short attention span to achieve one of the many worthless degrees and spend the rest of your life wondering what went wrong.
The Art of Seeing," the final section of the book, amounts to a jeremiad against "the big-bang theory of seeing"--what he perceives as the conspiracy to make art that caters to our short attention span.
Imagine someone who has a short attention span, is barely literate, and woefully inept in arithmetic but who somehow excels in nuclear physics
One issue is that texting encourages a short attention span so it's no surprise it causes problems in school where hourlong concentration is required in class.
OFF HER Sadly, the boys' short attention span began to "wander during the threecourse dinner.
She has a short attention span and needs a lot of stimulation.
Symptoms include a short attention span, restlessness, being easily distracted and constant fidgeting.
Journalistic critics (I mean the pseudo types, like Camille Paglia, at the top of the best-sell-out list) forget the adolescent origin of their otherwise happy medium (which lies in the keeping of journals or diaries) while at the same time acting it out in the decontextualized, empty run of a short attention span.
She thought it suited me because apparently I have a very short attention span.