Attention Span

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The average attention span in adults is less than 20 minutes. Fatigue, hunger, noise and stress decrease attention span, but enjoyable or intrinsically motivating things increase it. I have always wondered how we expect students to pay attention for such long time periods, and amazed how people who really want something can stay focused for so long. Like the dog in this painting, these people can be very attentive—a friend in need is a friend indeed.