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paraprosexia / hyperprosexia

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Jan. 3rd, 2019 | 07:38 am

paraprosexia (par-uh-proh-SEK-see-uh) - n., the inability to pay attention to any one thing.

hyperprosexia (hai-per-proh-SEK-see-uh) - n., an excessively fixed attention to only one thing.


So complete distraction and hyper-focus, in their severe, neurologically damaged forms -- as in not ADD/ADHD but actual brain trauma states. Coined from Latin prefixes para- / hyper- + Greek prosexis, attention.

---L.

Crossposts: https://prettygoodword.dreamwidth.org/749918.html
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