Concentrate! Attention and Distraction in Medicine and Culture (Symposium, Birkbeck, University of London, 30 October 2015)

The everyday dynamics of attention and distraction are frequently cast in medical terms in contemporary discourse. But do warnings about a 21st century crisis of attention obscure the longer history of ideas about attention and distraction? This one-day symposium will frame the attention debate as a potent site of exchange Read more…