Aug 23, 2011

How the Science of Attention is Changing Work and Education
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Fascinating review by Maria Popova, from Brainpickings on Cathy Davidson, Founder of Duke University’s Center for Cognitive Neuroscience new book “Now You See It”.

Intro:   How the Brain Science of Attention Will Transform the Way We Live, Work, and Learn — a fascinating meditation on how “attention blindness,” the peculiar phenomenon illustrated by Harvard’s famous invisible gorilla experiment, has produced one of our culture’s greatest disconnects, the inability to reconcile the remarkable changes induced by the digital age with the conventions of yesteryear’s schools and workplaces.

“As long as we focus on the object we know, we will miss the new one we need to see.  The process of unlearning in order to relearn demands a new concept of knowledge not as thing but as a process, not as a noun but as a verb.” ~ Cathy Davidson   http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2011/08/19/now-you-see-it-cathy-davidson/
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