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By Rix Quinn 

Quinn Minute – Attention Spans


Last updated 1/4/2022 at 2:46pm

Do people today really have shorter attention spans?

Well, it appears that because multiple messages bombard us daily, we mentally “delete” those we don’t currently need. (This explains why some folks forget what they had for breakfast, or why I call so many of my friends “Pal.”)

Latest reports – compiled by scientists who pay attention – set the average adult attention span at only eight minutes. It’s reportedly even shorter if you’re a dog, and shorter still if you’re a roaming animal, like a dog with amnesia.

The key to getting attention, research says, is to appeal t...

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