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preoccupation so great that the ordinary demands on attention are ignored

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One could always mistake the signs of Alzheimer's for occasional fits of absentmindedness. However, Regina's friends began to notice her nonappearance at events, along with repeated phone calls from her on the same topics within minutes or hours of each other.
But, it can also manifest as fear, absentmindedness, tiredness, anxiety, irritability, boredom and withdrawal.
Coverage is all-risk worldwide--even absentmindedness with rings in public washrooms or cameras falling overboard on a cruise.
In obstetrical literature, absentmindedness during pregnancy is often denoted as “baby-brain” and surveys of pregnant women do suggest that around half complain of “sporadic cognitive lapses.” However, there is little clinical evidence to prove any significant relevance.
A couple of weekends ago, I hit a trifecta of absentmindedness, all in the name of running errands that were intended to help me get organized.
A normal little boy whose looks, clumsiness, and absentmindedness in normal circumstances would make him a punching bag, but whose sufferings are defined by wartime and postwar Poland's anti-Semitism.
Officials say the Transportation Security Administration has recently seen an increase in banned items because of "absentmindedness [or] a failure to peruse a bag that was last used for a road trip," TSA spokeswoman Sari Koshetz.
Absentmindedness is common in older people, according to a study of 105 healthy adults aged 65 to 92 published June 13, 2012 in Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition.
"Will the gentleman who calls himself Houdina or Houdiana and in a fit of absentmindedness walked away from Huddersfield forgetting to pay his board bill to Mrs Scott of St Peter's Street kindly send that lady her money," the ad reads.
If Chicago newspaper readers have noticed an absentmindedness in their favorite daily--a bad photo caption, perhaps, or a misnumbered jump page--it may be that worker bees in the city rooms are distracted over who is in charge.
The cruise missile offers a more immediate threat, and the technology is proliferating--in part due to American absentmindedness, in part because America allows business to sell technology and provide technical expertise to nations that otherwise would only slowly develop the technology without major assistance.
For the study, teachers evaluated the attention problems by looked at behaviour such as an inability to concentrate, absentmindedness, or a tendency to give up or be easily distracted.
MOMENTARY absentmindedness may be the result of tired parts of the brain taking a quick nap, say scientists.
Opposing such absentmindedness, Brewer argues that living well involves savoring and taking pleasure in our valuable activities with an attentive appreciation of their internal goods that renders them wholehearted and unimpeded.
People can also experience physical symptoms such as headaches and insomnia, and cognitive symptoms like absentmindedness and forgetfulness.