Elizabeth Robar on Attention and Consciousness

“In narrative or literary terms, the skilled writer will carefully regulate his rate of information flow, so the reader will be alert enough to be able to process new information. A reader who is overwhelmed with material loses alertness and becomes incapable of processing more. Too much prominence for the attention incapacitates its ability to function, and nothing more is perceived as prominent.”

-Elizabeth Robar, The Verb and Paragraph in Biblical Hebrew 

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