The ANU School of Philosophy hosted “Recent work on attention” workshop

The ANU School of Philosophy hosted “Recent work on attention” workshop
L to R: Peter Clutton, Daniel Stoljar, Carolyn Dicey Jennings, Martin Davies, Anne Aimola Davies, Julia Haas, Chris Mole and Colin Klein
Wednesday 15 May 2019

On Monday, 6 May, the ANU School of Philosophy hosted a workshop examining “Attention” and surrounding topics.

The event was highly rewarding and we thank all researches for their wonderful presentations and contributions.

ANU School of Philosophy PhD Candidate and one of the main organiser Peter Clutton writes:

“Our Recent work on attention workshop was a great success. In addition to bringing together some of the leading philosophers and cognitive scientists working on attention from around the world, the workshop was attended by students, staff, and interested members of the public from around Canberra and Australia.

The day kicked off with a talk from Chris Mole on the imperative to attend, which included some fascinating history of philosophy on the topic. Julia Haas, currently visiting ANU, talked about attention, value, and reward, and gave some great examples of attention in expert sportspeople. After a catered lunch and some socialising, we heard from Anne Aimola Davies and Martin Davies, who explored different aspects of inattentional blindness in their respective talks. They both provided some striking examples of the phenomena, to the delight of all in attendance. The day was capped off by Carolyn Dicey Jennings' presentation of her comprehensive view of attention and skilled behaviour, the last in a series of great presentations that Carolyn has given while visiting ANU.

Thank you to all the presenters and all those who came along to enjoy this wonderful workshop. And special thanks to Colin Klein and Daniel Stoljar for organising the workshop.”

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