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The effects of content ephemerality on information processing

Leading social media platforms are introducing features that allow users to share content that can only be viewed once. For example, consumers can set chats to be deleted immediately after being viewed on communication apps ...

Attention

Attention is the cognitive process of selectively concentrating on one aspect of the environment while ignoring other things. Examples include listening carefully to what someone is saying while ignoring other conversations in a room (the cocktail party effect) or listening to a cell phone conversation while driving a car. Attention is one of the most intensely studied topics within psychology and cognitive neuroscience.

William James, in his textbook Principles of Psychology, remarked:

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