an unconscious cognitive processing of a stimulant which takes place prior to attention being centered upon this specific stimulant from among the array of those existing in chosen surroundings.

PREATTENTIVE PROCESSING: "Preattentive processing is essentially the awareness a person has of their surroundings even when they've not paid attention to each individual aspect of such."
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