WANDERING ATTENTION By N., Pam M.S. - April 29, 2013 an attention disruption wherein the person seems completely alert but is distracted by nearly any exterior stimulant. The condition might stem from disorders of the CNS. WANDERING ATTENTION: "Wandering attention can sometimes occur after tumors form in the central nervous system. " Related Psychology Terms PERIPHERAL ORIENTATION VISUAL HALLUCINATION VISUAL ILLUSION TORPOR WEBER FRACTION ATTENTION OVERLOAD AFFECTIVE DISORDER ALPHA WAVE PREPOTENT STIMULUS Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "WANDERING ATTENTION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 29, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/wandering-attention/ (accessed February 5, 2020).