Early Information Anxiety

The "natural memory of men was dulled by the ‘monstrous images’ concocted in mnemonic arts; the attempts to overload the mind with infinite pieces of information often ’caused madness and frenzy instead of profound and sure memory.’" Cornelius Agrippa, 1530 Tags: information anxiety, continuous partial attention, attention, ADD Powered by Qumana

Attention: Giving It and Getting It

Dave Pollard writes in How to Save the World that "What people seek from others more than anything else, is attention and appreciation." He references an earlier post where he wrote, "It’s really all about attention, and paying attention. The attention we pay to others, and that others pay to us, defines us, far more… Continue reading Attention: Giving It and Getting It

WOMM: Monkeys Confirm Importance of Influencers in Attention

A research study on the time course of attention conducted at Duke University Medical Center using male macaques found that lower status monkeys shifted their attention to a target within a tenth of a second after a higher status money did so and that higher status monkeys shifted attention only half as quickly and only… Continue reading WOMM: Monkeys Confirm Importance of Influencers in Attention


Link: PsychNotes. I stumbled upon a post on PsychNotes from May 28th entitled Sarcasm and the Brain which reported a study done at Haifa University that showed that those with prefrontal lobe damage were unable to interpret sarcasm in a story becasue they can only understand the literal meaning of a sentence. "The research suggest… Continue reading Empathy