bottleneck theory

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Any theory of attention according to which all incoming information is subjected to some level of processing before a portion of it is selected for attention. See also cocktail party phenomenon, filter theory, selective attention. [So called because the quantity of incoming information is narrowed like the neck of a bottle]

Subjects: Psychology.

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