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The average human attention span online is now eight seconds. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The average goldfish has an attention span of nine seconds. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He has a notoriously short attention span. The Sun (2016)Another is that collecting information online reduces our attention span. Computing (2010)Put anyone who has an attention span and a brain in front of that stuff and it will work on them. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Everything is in soundbites nowadays, feeding the short attention spans of modern lives. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Two hours, she says, is her maximum attention span. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It is making us smarter because we are learning to process information faster, but our shorter attention spans are making us more prone to boredom. Times, Sunday Times (2016)A short attention span, little tolerance for the domestic and an all-consuming desire to work. The Sun (2016)Bosses today are hostages to the minuscule attention span of modern society, where fans get bored easily and often want change for change's sake. The Sun (2016)The first is that the average human attention span has gone down. Christianity Today (2000)He also had an increased attention span and was much less boisterous. Times, Sunday Times (2008)My attention span improves - a bit. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Its success sums up a generation, where this is the longest attention span they have. Times, Sunday Times (2013)OUR two sons have pretty short attention spans. The Sun (2012)He wouldn't have much of an attention span and is unlikely to implement a whole plan to escape. The Sun (2014)The variety of ability, attention span and energy you get in a family can be more divisive than unifying. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Your attention span is limited. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Our attention spans are shot. Times, Sunday Times (2011)I would tell her that men have shorter attention spans than women, particularly after they have made their conquest. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Results showed improvements in his short-term memory, attention span and reaction time. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Because the human attention span is often 15 seconds or less, we need to get messages across quickly. Times, Sunday Times (2012)First up was a series of five on-screen tests that would score me on recollection, reaction time and attention span. Times, Sunday Times (2015)I'm all for making 2012 the year of the expanded attention span. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Although with my short attention span I'd have loathed the modular life. Times, Sunday Times (2013)I might just end up as a bloke with a hopeless attention span and a head full of Penguin Classics. Times, Sunday Times (2015)
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